Township of Tiny

Municipal Action Plan

The Township of Tiny has been a long time leader in promoting environmental sustainability – both within the corporation and throughout the community. Not only was it the first municipality in Ontario to join the Blue Communities Project, which phased out the sale of bottled water in municipal facilities, the township was also the first of SSS’s municipalities to join the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program in January 2018.

Since joining, Tiny has successfully achieved Milestones 1, 2 and 3 of the program and continues to look for opportunities to reduce corporate GHGs and encourages its residents to do the same.

In addition to acting on climate change, the township has already implemented a number of actions that contribute to a reduction in GHGs. In 2015, Tiny upgraded 390 streetlights to light-emitting diodes (LEDs), reducing their energy consumption by an estimated 70 per cent. More recently, the township has began focusing of promoting local food, which not only reduces community GHG emissions but also aims to raise awareness in the community regarding the importance of eating local, and to make local food more affordable and accessible to our community.

To read more about Tiny’s environmental initiatives, visit their website at https://www.tiny.ca/environment.

GHG emission summary

In 2015 the Township of Tiny emitted approximately 74,024 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e), with corporate emissions accounting for 1% of this total or 922 tCO2e and community emissions accounting for 99% or 73,102 tCO2e.
Community energy consumption data was provided by Hydro One and Enbridge, while corporate information was provided by the municipality itself.

“An integrated approach to the Climate Change Action Plan is key to dealing with some of the main sustainability issues in our region. The Plan identifies the steps needed to reduce GHGs; both in the municipality and in the community, and prepare us for the challenges of a changing climate”Doug Luker, Chief Administrative Officer for the Township of Tiny, and Chairperson for the Sustainability Committee.

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

Tiny's total GHG emissions (per cent)

Total GHG emissions

  • COMMUNITY
  • CORPORATE

Community GHG emissions

  • TRANSPORTATION
  • RESIDENTIAL
  • WASTE
  • COMMERCIAL
  • INDUSTRIAL

Corporate GHG emissions

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

Targets

2015

Community target: 6% below 2015 levels by 2028
94%
Corporate target: 30% below 2015 levels by 2028
70%

2028