In Pitt Meadows, we enjoy beautiful natural surroundings that allow us to appreciate nature right at our doorstep.  Residents are able to participate in a variety of outdoor activities at the parks and trails throughout our city.  

Stay connected and participate in community events held throughout the year.  Let's keep Pitt Meadows "The Natural Place" we know and love! 

  

Photo: Adam Breckels

Natural Assets Inventory & Management Strategy

This document will encompass areas of the environment such as natural capital protection, flood protection and/or mitigation, and water conservation.  


Photo: Timothy DeNomie

Zero Waste Campaigns

Let's reduce waste in landfills!  Check out these resources to encourage a change in our approach to generating waste.  

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Pitt Meadows has two electric vehicle charging stations!

Electric vehicle owners can drive with confidence in Pitt Meadows knowing charging facilities are close by.  Located  at City Hall (12007 Harris Road), these charging stations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and currently provided free of charge, offering electric vehicle drivers extended travel options and peace of mind.  The City of Pitt Meadows is proud to support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by promoting the use of electric vehicles.

These stations are equipped with ChargePoint Network connectivity and Level 2 charging infrastructure, which means electric vehicles can recharge more quickly than from a traditional power outlet.  Download our brochure for additional information on electric vehicles.  

Anti-Idling at Train Crossings

Idling vehicles in Pitt Meadows contribute to climate change and negatively impact our local air quality. In order to reduce idling and help promote environmental sustainability, the City’s Anti-Idling Policy limits idling for municipal vehicles and equipment.

The City is also asking local motorists to avoid unnecessary idling, especially while waiting at a train crossing. Please help keep our air clean by turning off your engine.

Best Practices

  • Turn off engine while waiting at a train crossing and if parked for more than 60 seconds.
  • Drive the vehicle to warm it up.
  • Do not start the vehicle until all passengers are seated and buckled in.

Idling Myths and Facts:

MYTH: Idling uses less gas than restarting the engine.
FACT: 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than restarting your engine.

MYTH: Idling warms the engine. 
FACT: The best way to warm it up is to drive it.

Learn more at Idle Free BC.

 

Climate Action Community

The joint Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Committee (GCC) has established the multi-level Climate Action Recognition Program as a way of acknowledging the progress and efforts being taken by local government leaders as they work to achieve their climate goals. 
 
The City of Pitt Meadows has been awarded Level 3 recognition – ‘Accelerating Progress on Charter Commitments’ for our efforts in reducing reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions for the 2017 reporting year.


Photo: Douglas Miller

Climate Action

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant program that provides funding to local governments in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move forward with achieving their climate action goals.

Adopt-A-Program

City of Pitt Meadows is pleased to have partnered with the Alouette River Management Society (ARMS) in its first year of Adopt A Trail Pilot Program in our community.   Help keep your neighborhood clean and beautiful by adopting your favorite place in Pitt Meadows!  Sign up for this FREE program.

Priority areas for adoption: Parkside Trail - Somerset Park - Hoffmann Park - Bonson Park - Harris Trail

For more information, please contact Sophie at ARMS adoptablock@alouetteriver.org or call 604.463.9699

Earth Day

Every April, our Green Leadership Team deliver entertainment and activities that educate and encourage us to live 'green'! Unfortunately our 2020  Earth Day celenration that was  planned  to  take place in Spirit Square on Friday, April 17 was  cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Stay tuned for information regarding 2021 Earth Day!

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