Town of Midland

Municipal Action Plan

In September 2018, the town joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection Program, officially making a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

SSS and the Town of Midland will work together to increase awareness of the local impacts of climate change, recognize the greenhouse gas emission reduction initiatives by the municipality and the community, and identify new opportunities to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease the town’s environmental footprint.

GHG emission summary

In 2015 the Town of Midland emitted approximately 136,305 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e), with corporate emissions accounting for 1% of this total or 1,655 tCO2e and community emissions accounting for 99% or 134,650 tCO2e. Community energy consumption data was provided by Midland PUC, Hydro One and Enbridge, while corporate information was provided by the municipality itself.

“By joining the PCP program, the town will have access to tools that will aid the municipality in integrating climate change considerations into our day-to-day operations. The Plan determines the cost and benefits of our current GHG emissions, while identifying opportunities to reduce emissions further.”Councillor Jon Main, former Sustainability Committee representative

Milestones

September 2018

Milestone 0

January 2019

Milestone 1

September 2019

Milestone 2

September 2019

Milestone 3

Underway

Milestone 4

Ongoing

Milestone 5

Midland's total GHG emissions (per cent)

Total GHG emissions

  • COMMUNITY
  • CORPORATE

Community GHG emissions

  • TRANSPORTATION
  • RESIDENTIAL
  • COMMERCIAL
  • INDUSTRIAL
  • WASTE

Corporate GHG emissions

  • FLEET
  • BUILDINGS
  • WATER & SEWAGE
  • STREETLIGHTS
  • WASTE

Targets

2015

Community target: 6% below 2015 levels by 2028
94%
Corporate target: 15% below 2015 levels by 2028
85%

2028