Community Energy Action Plan Survey

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Community Energy Action Plan: Transitioning Saint John to net zero by 2050

The City of Saint John, in partnership with Saint John Energy, is currently developing a plan to transition the City to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The Community Energy Action Plan (CEAP) will provide a path forward for Saint John to reach its goals and develop priority actions such as generating local renewable energy, creating greener infrastructure and transportation, and reducing emissions from organic waste. The CEAP aligns with Council’s priority of Green by encouraging sustainable growth, continuing green practices and investing in climate adaptation initiatives.

Community Energy Action Plan: Transitioning Saint John to net zero by 2050

The City of Saint John, in partnership with Saint John Energy, is currently developing a plan to transition the City to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The Community Energy Action Plan (CEAP) will provide a path forward for Saint John to reach its goals and develop priority actions such as generating local renewable energy, creating greener infrastructure and transportation, and reducing emissions from organic waste. The CEAP aligns with Council’s priority of Green by encouraging sustainable growth, continuing green practices and investing in climate adaptation initiatives.

The CEAP will inform and provide a coordinated approach to addressing emissions and provide direction to update current City policies, plans, programs, and practices.

The plan will incorporate technical analysis and community input to design an achievable strategy for the Saint John community to collaborate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in response to the climate crisis.

The Community Energy Action Plan will be made in collaboration with the public.


Get involved with your Saint John Community Energy Action Plan

A public engagement and information session was hosted on March 2, 2023 and below is a recording from the event. Residents who could not attend the public engagement and information session but whom still want to be involved and share their ideas can do so, right on this page in the below Ideas section. The Ideas feature allows you to share your ideas and for us to hear them directly.








Project updates:

March 15, 2023 - Virtual Engagement Workshop and Information Session to be held on May 24, 2023

The public is invited to attend an online engagement workshop and information session on Wednesday, May 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Participants will receive information on the actions required for Saint John to achieve its climate target and provide input to help identify how to maximize positive social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate action. There will also be an opportunity for participants to offer feedback on how they would like these actions to be monitored and communicated to the public.

To register for the workshop, visit: https://ssg-coop.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtcuupqD0tHdGETi7okf35oWH_DI049BAr#/registration


6:00 pm

Event beings with welcome from the City

6:10 pm

Agenda, operating values, and overview of the climate action planning process

6:20 pm

Presentation: How Saint John Can Achieve Net Zero by 2050

  • Learn about the measures Saint John needs to take to achieve net zero community emissions by 2050.

6:40 pm

Activity: Implementing Climate Action

  • Share your feedback on how Saint John should implement and monitor actions in the plan, ranging from developing local renewable energy to improving transit to making it easier for people to use EVs.

8:00 pm

Event ends


March 9, 2023 - Public Engagement Workshop and Information Session hosted on March 2, 2023

A public Engagement and Information session was hosted on March 2, 2023 where citizens were invited to join the discussion, share their ideas and to be part of the driving force to make Saint John more resilient to the effects of climate change and continue to become an energy focused city. Residents had the opportunity to learn about the Community Energy Action Plan, engage in discussion around the steps the City is taking to achieve its energy goals and understand how their insights will contribute to achieving those goals.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The City of Saint John is aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. To achieve this goal, the entire Saint John community must come together, starting with the planning process.

    As a coastal city, Saint John is acutely aware of the threats posed by climate change—including rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, and more intense storms, storm surges, and floods. Immediate and big changes are needed to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

    The City of Saint John is developing a Community Energy Action Plan (CEAP) to identify a pathway to reduce community greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2050. The CEAP will be completed in Summer 2023. The hope is to reduce pollution, protect and create recreational green spaces that sequester carbon, improve the energy efficiency of homes, lower household energy costs, create local jobs, and more!   

    We want your help to fine-tune the proposed actions to ensure they are implemented in a way that improves quality of life in Saint John and ensures low-income and other marginalized groups can participate in and benefit from climate action. This survey will help us understand your priorities and needs to develop a CEAP that can be implemented successfully across the community.

    What to expect  

    This survey is organized in the following sections:

    1. An introduction to the challenge in front of us.
    2. Survey questions on Saint John’s proposed Big Moves to help reduce emissions.
    3. A bit about you so we understand who is providing feedback and who we haven't heard from.

    Estimated time: 10 minutes. We recommend completing this survey on a larger screen for a better survey experience.

    Next Steps

    Feedback collected in this survey and through other engagement activities will help inform Saint John’s CEAP. This will be brought to Council in Summer 2023.

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