Interested in more information? Here are links to other organizations encouraging climate action, climate tools, government resources, and more.
Alouette River Management Society (ARMS)
The Alouette River Management Society is dedicated to proactively protecting and improving the Alouette Watershed and surrounding areas by creating a healthy environment connecting parks, trail systems, public centers and waterways.
CEED Centre Society
Building stronger, more sustainable communities in Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows. Free weekly community programs & services at our Neighbourhood House.
Golden Ears Transition Initiative (GETI)
GETI is a grass-roots volunteer-driven organization in the Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows area of Metro Vancouver. We work to find local solutions to global problems like peak oil, climate change, environmental degradation, and food security. We work for positive change in our communities and our environment.
Haney Farmer's Market
The Haney Farmers Market Society encourages a healthy community by providing the public with direct access to food producers. The Market serves to stimulate and support the local economy, to provide opportunities to inform and entertain and to support and strongly encourage environmental sustainability.
HUB Cycling Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
HUB Cycling is a charitable not-for-profit organization that has spent over 20 years removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental, and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB has educated thousands of people, motivated thousands more, and championed improvements that #UnGapTheMap to create a connected cycling network.
Kanaka Education & Environmental Partnership Society (KEEPS)
KEEPS' mission is to maintain the health of Kanaka Creek watershed’s natural ecosystems through education, community involvement, scientific research, land preservations and partnerships based on stewardship principles.
Maple Meadows Green Drinks
Maple Meadows Green Drinks is a gathering of friends and neighbours from Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge who share an interest in the environment and a commitment to sustainability. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month to connect, learn and socialize.
Repair Café Maple Ridge
A Repair Café is a community-building event where volunteers with repair expertise help people in their community repair their broken belongings. We have volunteers who can fix electrical appliances, clothing repairs, bicycles, jewelry, small furniture, and can glue anything from ceramics to shoes!
Ridge Meadows Recycling Society
Ridge Meadows Recycling Society is a community-based, non-profit organization that advocates zero waste, operates responsible waste reduction services and provides environmental education. We employ people with developmental disabilities assisting their integration into the community.
Yellow House Farm
We are a certified organic, vertically integrated, no-till, bio-diverse, regenerative farm. We use the land responsibly; giving consideration to the natural ecosystems that we inhabit and cultivate our land sustainably. We grow over 2oo varieties of crops, and offer high quality, nutritious, and flavourful food at accessible prices. You can purchase a membership for our weekly CSA farm boxes, fresh produce, preserves, and baked goods from our Grocer, and hand-crafted meals at our Sunflower Cafe; with the majority of ingredients coming from our land.
Climate Action Network
Climate Action Network Canada – Réseau action climat Canada (CAN-Rac Canada) is a coalition of more than 100 organizations across the country. We care about how a changing climate affects people, plants, and wildlife.
Community Climate Hub
Ours is one of many Climate Hubs throughout Canada. Through broad stakeholder engagement, Hubs build public support for political leadership on climate change.
Natural Step Canada
The Natural Step Canada is a national charity with over 25 years of experience in advancing science, innovation and strategic leadership aimed at fostering a strong economy that thrives within nature’s limits. The science-based framework that we employ (called the Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development – FSSD) has been used successfully in hundreds of forward-thinking organizations around the world.
Our mission is to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.
BC Energy Step Code
The BC Energy Step Code is an optional compliance path in the BC Building Code that local governments may use, if they wish, to incentivize or require a level of energy efficiency in new construction that goes above and beyond the requirements of the BC Building Code.
Carbon footprint calculator for individuals and households.
Climate Action Planner
This tool is for BC local governments to explore community-wide climate actions.
Climate Leaders Playbook
This resource helps us envision a zero-emission community, and identifies the practical tools and levers that local-government leaders have available to them to make it real—no matter where they’re starting from.
This Calgary-based tool gives data on the heat efficiency and solar potential of buildings.
BC Provincial Government
CleanBC helps us to use more clean and renewable energy in how we get around, heat our homes, and fuel our industry - setting us on the path to a cleaner, brighter future.
Community Energy and Emissions Inventory
The Province provides energy and emissions data at the community level to support local governments and others in addressing climate change, including meeting local Climate Action Charter commitments. There are two sets of data:
Recent building and solid waste data: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/climate-change/data/provincial-inventory
Historic Community Energy and Emissions Inventories (CEEI) data: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/climate-change/data/ceei
Maple Ridge Community Plan
The Official Community Plan outlines the long term vision for growth and development in Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge Land Development Application Viewer
Explore a map of development applications.