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The "Narrows" on the St. John River

Climate Change Action Plans

Climate change poses a significant threat to our quality of life. In recent years, the impacts of climate change have become more and more apparent. As a coastal city, Saint John has been impacted by unpredictable weather, historic flooding, and rising sea levels.

Over the years, the City of Saint John has taken action to address our demands on energy infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support sustainability efforts through active transportation, waste reduction, transit, green infrastructure and care of our green spaces.

Working within City operations and the community, the City has become a recognized leader across the country for environmental leadership and community collaboration.


Municipal Energy Efficiency Program (M.E.E.P.)

The City of Saint John has been an early adopter of implementing energy efficiency measures in relation to municipal and water facilities. The City was one of the first, and one of the few, Canadian municipalities in Atlantic Canada to embark on creating a Municipal Energy Efficiency Program (MEEP).

The following are a list of environmental and economic benefits as of 2017:

  • Reduced energy cost by over $2.3 Million
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by over 9400 tons of CO2 or 24%
  • Reduce Energy consumption by approximately 8.6 Million KWH and
    35,000 GJ of Natural Gas and oil/propane or 30 %
  • Received over $22 Million in Grants & Loans
  • Implemented over 100 environmental initiatives

M.E.E.P. has been recognized regionally and nationally as best practice.

Community Recognition Award - Province of New Brunswick
Top 7 Intelligent Communities Award - Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF)
Premier’s Award for Energy Efficiency – Commercial New Construction (Saint John Transit)
Premier’s Aware for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Champion – Commercial Sector
Milton F. Gregg Conservation Award, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Saint John Sustainable Energy Management Team
 CH2M HILL Sustainable Community Award - Federation of Canadian Municipalities