Celebrating Earth Day 2022
April 22, 2022
Celebrate Earth Day 2022 with the BC Museums Association!
Museums, galleries, and cultural heritage institutions have trusted positions in our communities. With this comes the privilege to connect with the public on a number of topics such as repatriation and decolonization.
This Earth Day, let us reflect on climate action taking place in our communities and how we may weave these discussions into our personal and professional lives. How can our sector affect change and help educate folks on the importance of taking action against climate change?
To start this dialogue, the BC Museums Association has invited some in our sector and the community at large to share, inspire, and help educate us on the importance and interconnectedness of climate and the cultural heritage sector. Listen to the podcast episodes below!
Earth Day 2022 Podcasts
BCMA Climate Action Podcast with The Potato House Project
Hear how The Potato House Project integrates sustainability into their work and the importance of community for the success of their organization.
BCMA Climate Action Podcast with RAVEN
Hear how RAVEN approaches work with Indigenous communities and how these relationships influence how they discuss the environment.
Climate Action Sector Survey
Deadline to complete: May 6, 2022
Estimated time to complete: 3 minutes
Climate Action Resources
Climate Action Funding
Looking to take action against climate change within your institution? View these climate action funding resources.
BC Community Climate Funding Guide for Indigenous Communities & Local Governments
An all-in-one guide of funding opportunities for climate action projects in your community.
The Cultural Infrastructure program supports creation of, or the improvement of, arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation spaces. This program improves the access to, and quality of, professional arts and cultural facilities for residents and tourists alike.
Green and Inclusive Community Buildings Program
The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings (GICB) program aims to build more community buildings and improve existing ones – in particular in areas with populations experiencing higher needs – while also making the buildings more energy efficient, lower carbon, more climate resilient, and higher performing
Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative
The Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative (ICII) will enable the building of new infrastructure projects in Indigenous communities
Climate Action Partners
FortisBC’s Climate Action Partners program offers resources to help local governments, Indigenous communities and other organizations achieve their climate action goals.
Funding options for Indigenous communities and local governments are available for disaster mitigation, disaster response, and after a disaster may have happened.
Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund
The DMAF is a national, competitive, and merit-based contribution program intended to support public infrastructure projects designed to mitigate current and future climate-related risks and disasters triggered by climate change, such as floods, wildland fires, droughts and seismic events.
Emergency Management Assistance Program
In partnership with First Nations communities, provincial and territorial governments and non-government organizations, Indigenous Services Canada's Emergency Management Assistance Program (EMAP) helps communities on reserve access emergency assistance services.
First Nation Adapt Program
This program provides funding to First Nation communities located below the 60th parallel to assess and respond to climate change impacts on community infrastructure and disaster risk reduction.
Community Emergency Preparedness Fund
The Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) is a suite of funding streams intended to enhance the resiliency of local governments, First Nations and communities in responding to emergencies. Funding is provided by the Province of BC and is administered by UBCM. Applications are not being accepted at this time.
Want to share the climate action your institution is already undertaking with colleagues in the sector? Connect with us, we would love to hear about your projects.
Please reach out to our Special Projects Coordinator, Koy Tayler.