Local Actions

The Village of Silverton

With a population of 195, Silverton’s three largest industries are agriculture and resource industries, construction, and business services, employing 25%, 16.7%, and 16.7% of the working population respectively.

In Silverton, passenger vehicles represent the largest source of emissions and cost, whereas residential buildings are the largest user of energy. 

Silverton has identified potential actions for each strategy, including: 

  • Develop an electric vehicle charging strategy
  • Increase efficiency requirements for new buildings (Step Code)
  • Identify and remove barriers to heat pump installation
  • Participate in regional organics composting 

Click here to see a spreadsheet of Silverton’s proposed actions

The strategies with the greatest impact on carbon pollution will be:

  1. Electrifying Passenger Vehicles
  2. Composting organics & capturing landfill gas 
  3. Improving Existing Buildings
  4. Public and Active Transportation

What’s Left

Although the Big Moves can make a lot of progress toward 100% renewable energy, new kinds of technology or policy at the federal or provincial level will be needed to fill the gaps. In Silverton, the main gaps are: 

  • Natural gas emissions in existing buildings
  • Commercial vehicle emissions

What’s Next?

After incorporating community feedback, Silverton’s Village Council will adopt the plan and begin implementing actions. 

You can contribute

Attend the New Denver, Silverton, and Slocan webinar on Thursday November 12 at 7-8:30 pm.

Register for the webinar

The full report is ready for download. So are other local government action resources.