Township of Georgian Bay

Municipal Action Plan

The Township of Georgian Bay joined the Partners for Climate Protection program in May 2018 and was the first municipality in the District Municipality of Muskoka to achieve Milestone 1 of the program in that same year. Since then, the Township has achieved Milestones 2 and 3 and is currently working with SSS to implement their Municipal Climate Plan, progressing through Milestones 4 and 5. The Township is also a major champion of the regional-scope Climate Change Action Plan and has made great strides in actioning those items with additional partners and agencies.

Learn more about the work that the Township is doing to protect and preserve the environment by visiting Engage Georgian Bay.

GHG emission summary

In 2015 the Township of Georgian Bay emitted approximately 33,782 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e), with corporate emissions accounting for 1% of this total or 516 tCO2e and community emissions accounting for 99% or 33,266 tCO2e.

Community energy consumption data was provided by Hydro One, while corporate information was provided by the municipality itself.

“Reducing the amount of GHG emissions produced in our region will not happen overnight. But by working together, by supporting and encouraging each other, and by spreading the word about ways to reduce carbon emissions, we can make a significant difference both to people living in our region today and for generations to come. There are lots of simple steps that municipalities and their communities can take to help tackle climate change – individually they may or may not make a significant difference in the quantity of GHGs, but added together across the area and over time, they will result in a reduction of our carbon emissions, and successfully help to reduce our collective impact on the environment.” – Tracy Roxborough, Sustainability and Climate Action Coordinator, SSEA, SSS special project

Milestones

May 2018

Milestone 0

July 2018

Milestone 1

October 2019

Milestone 2

October 2019

Milestone 3

Underway

Milestone 4

Ongoing

Milestone 5

Georgian Bay's total GHG emissions (per cent)

Total GHG emissions

  • COMMUNITY
  • CORPORATE

Community GHG emissions

  • RESIDENTIAL
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • COMMERCIAL
  • WASTE
  • INDUSTRIAL

Corporate GHG emissions

  • FLEET
  • BUILDINGS
  • WASTE
  • STREETLIGHTS

Targets

2015

Community target: 6% below 2015 levels by 2028
94%
Corporate target: 25% below 2015 levels by 2028
75%

2028