Squamish CAN is a community action group that operates many environmental projects in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.
Squamish CAN strives to educate, support, and empower the community of Squamish by developing, promoting, and implementing sustainable strategies to mitigate climate change.
Squamish CAN envisions a future with sustainable communities growing together. Through local initiatives we are actively cultivating a green future for the Sea-to-Sky Corridor and beyond.
(We update these each fall)
Squamish CAN is comprised of 3 different focus areas and exists for the purpose of fulfilling each group’s objective:
Energy & Transportation —Reduce community energy consumption and dependency on fossil fuels.
Goal: By 2018, measures are in place to reduce local per capita consumption of natural gas and hydro-electricity by 20%.
Food —Create a resilient food system
Goal: By June 30, 2016 we will diversify financial streams to sustain resilient food systems in Squamish by applying for a minimum of $40,000 and will engage a minimum 600 Squamish public members.
Waste —Achieve zero waste
Goal: By December 31, 2018, we will reduce overall landfill waste for Squamish to a level that meets or exceeds the provincial average.