Environment Strategy and Action Plan

Royal City, Green City Networking Event

October 25, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Anvil Centre

Reserve your seat at RCGC.eventbrite.ca

The City of New Westminster is in the process of creating an Environmental Strategy & Action Plan.

Come out and…

  • Help shape action plans for our City’s environment!
  • Network with other engaged residents!
  • Hear from engaging speakers!
  • Enjoy free snacks and drinks!

Take our quick online survey and share your environmental ideas with us!

Background

The City is in the process of developing an Environmental Strategy and Action Plan (ESAP), which will set a clear direction for the City to move forward in the areas of environmental protection, enhancement, stewardship and resilience.  The ESAP will integrate and build on past work, including Envision 2032 - the City's Integrated Community Sustainability Plan. While Envision 2032 is the overarching framework that informs and guides City activities towards a desired sustainable future, the ESAP will be the tool to help translate the environmental intentions of Envision 2032 into action.

Over the course of developing the ESAP, the City will systematically explore a full range of local and global environmental issues, outline shared responsibilities, and identify a suite of appropriate responses.  Ultimately, the ESAP will become the City’s master environmental plan.

Working with the City’s Environmental Advisory Committee, the City has already drafted a vision for the ESAP, as well as a set of draft goals under four topic areas: 

1) Buildings, Sites & Urban Design, 2) Natural Areas & Habitat, 3) Energy, Emissions & Climate Change and 4) Resources, Waste and Infrastructure.

While the City has an important role to play in promoting sustainability in its own operations and areas of influence, support will be required from other key community partners in developing a successful ESAP.

Please come chat with us at our City booth at RiverFest on September 23rd, 2017. Stay tuned for more information on our public Open House event on October 25th at the Anvil Centre this fall - another opportunity to provide input and we will also have some inspirational speakers!