Town of Penetanguishene

Municipal Action Plan

The Town of Penetanguishene is recognized as a leader among small municipalities in responding to the challenges of the 21st century to create and maintain a sustainable community.

In January 2018, the town demonstrated leadership by committing to taking action on climate change and approved a model resolution to join the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program. Since then, Sustainable Severn Sound has worked closely with the Town of Penetanguishene to achieve Milestones 1, 2 and 3 of the PCP program.

GHG emission summary

In 2015 the Town of Penetanguishene emitted approximately 68,805 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e), with corporate emissions accounting for 1% of this total or 774 tCO2e and community emissions accounting for 99% or 68,031 tCO2e.

Community energy consumption data was provided by Alectra Utilities Inc. and Enbridge, while corporate information was provided by the municipality itself.

“Municipalities are on the front lines of responding to climate change as we must plan for unexpected weather events and manage climate-related impacts to our community. Penetanguishene’s Climate Change Action Plan will help the Town plan, build and maintain facilities, greenspace and infrastructure strategically, while creating a safe and sustainable future.”Andrea Betty, Director of Planning and Community Development, Town of Penetanguishene

Milestones

Achieved January 2018

Milestone 0

Achieved July 2018

Milestone 1

Achieved April 2019

Milestone 2

Achieved May 2019

Milestone 3

Underway

Milestone 4

Ongoing

Milestone 5

Penetanguishene'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
  • SOLID WASTE

Targets

2015

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

2028