Environmental Protection and Sustainability

Popular Topics

Site Remediation

Learn how cleaning up contaminated sites helps minimize negative impacts to human health and the environment.

Causes of Ozone Depletion

Read how scientific evidence indicates how stratospheric ozone is being destroyed.

Gypsy Moth in B.C

Read about the methods used to eradicate Gypsy moths in B.C.

Services and Information Topics

Climate Change

Years of pollution produced by humans is causing unprecedented changes to the environment including global warming. This has caused the whole world’s climate to change which leads to things like melting glaciers and stronger storms. 

 

Pesticides & Pest Management

Monitor your home and property or any other area where pests are a concern. Be prepared to take appropriate action when pests cause damage or health issues. Learn about using less harmful pesticides and integrated pest management techniques to help protect natural environments.

Plants, Animals & Ecosystems

British Columbia is home to tens of thousands of plant and animal species living in a rich diversity of habitats and ecosystems. Responsible decision making and positive action on our part will help protect B.C. wildlife and their home.

Waste Management

B.C. is proud to be a leader in sustainable environmental management – with air and water quality that ranks among the highest in the world. Effective waste management procedures and solutions contribute a great deal to preserving our environment.

Air, Land, & Water

All living things depend on air and water to survive. Caring for our environment includes keeping our air and water supply fresh, clean and healthy.

Research, Monitoring & Reporting

Sharing key scientific and technical information is an important part of monitoring and managing our natural resources.

B.C’s Air Quality Readings

B.C’s Air Quality Readings

A scale to help you understand what the air quality around you means to your health.

Read more about Air Quality Readings

Approved Water Quality Guidelines

Approved Water Quality Guidelines

These guidelines help define what is clean and safe water in B.C.

Approved Guidelines in B.C.

Climate Leadership Team

Climate Leadership Team

The team working with the Province to develop a new climate action plan that will build on its climate successes

Learn more about the leading team

News

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British Columbians support tougher distracted driving penalties

At the halfway point of B.C.'s distracted driving consultation, it's clear that British Columbians are very concerned about this dangerous behaviour and would support tougher penalties to curb it.

At the halfway point of B.C.'s distracted driving consultation, it's clear that British Columbians are very concerned about this dangerous behaviour and would support tougher penalties to curb it.

Tuesday June 30, 2015

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