Community Sustainability

The City of Penticton is actively taking steps to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This is to ensure our community will continue to be a healthy place for us – and future generations.


Here are some highlights achieved in recent years that demonstrate our dedication to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and keeping our city green.

Action Plans

Test Your House’s Energy Efficiency

How does your house compare when it comes to its energy efficiency? Now you can find out in less than five minutes by filling out a simple online form.  You'll receive a free custom report about the energy efficiency of your home – plus some suggested opportunities to increase your energy rating.

Visit the Home Energy Savings page

Cool It! Climate Action Program

During the 2022/23 school year, the City of Penticton provided support to the BC Sustainable Energy Association’s (BCSEA) Cool It! Climate Leadership Training Program in partnership with First Things First Okanagan (FTFO).  As a result, the program was delivered to six elementary classes, reaching 155 students. These students collectively completed 948 actions focused on climate change and sustainability. 


Fuel Free...Almost

Fuel Free...Almost is a Visit Penticton initiative focusing on sustainability, encouraging visitors and residents to park the car and explore Penticton by foot, pedal or paddle.  

Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP)

Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP) provides local governments and Modern Treaty Nations with predictable and stable funding to support the implementation of local climate action that reduces emissions and prepares communities for the impacts of a changing climate. Applicants are required to:

  • Be signatories to the B.C. Climate Action Charter or be a B.C. Modern Treaty Nation
  • Measure and report corporate greenhouse gas emissions in the first year or prepare for mandatory emissions measurement and reporting for year two
  • Demonstrate climate investment (i.e., matching funding or in-kind contributions) equivalent to 20% of the provincial funding received
  • Report on projects linked to one or more objectives from the CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 and/or the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy.

Penticton has committed to reduce community and corporate greenhouse gas emissions and to fulfill the requirements of LGCAP. Below is the 2021 LGCAP survey, as well as past surveys completed under the now defunct Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP).