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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Last Week to Provide Feedback on Coquitlam's Environmental Strategy

Environmental Sustainability Plan - recycling, bicycle, natural green space

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 6, 2021 – This is the last week to provide feedback on Coquitlam’s draft Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP).  

A public survey launched Sept. 15 on the ESP project page at letstalkcoquitlam.ca/enviroplan. People who answer the survey before the closing date of Friday, Oct. 15 can also choose to enter to win a $100 Visa gift card.

The full draft plan for review is posted on the ESP project page, and a summary video and highlights document are also available for those who would like to get a high-level understanding of what is contained in the ESP.

Residents can contact City staff with questions about the ESP at 604-927-3500 or enviroplan@coquitlam.ca

About the ESP 

Coquitlam's draft ESP has been developed through extensive research and analysis, as well as a public engagement process in 2019. 

The plan is organized into five themes: Climate Action, Built Environment, Waste Management, Water Management and Natural Areas, Wildlife and Habitat. Within each theme are related goals, strategies and actions that will support environmental sustainability now and for the future of Coquitlam. 

The ESP also includes sections on how the City’s environmental goals and strategies will be implemented, monitored and tracked. The implementation plan is summarized in a table that includes a list of over 125 actions, anticipated timelines, high-level cost estimates and lead City departments. To monitor Coquitlam’s progress, the ESP Dashboard provides a snapshot of measurable targets and trends to track successes over time.  

A review and update of the ESP will occur on a 5 to 10-year schedule, consistent with other corporate plans.

Next Steps

Following the engagement process, staff will review community feedback to inform refinements to the ESP. The final plan will be presented to Council later this year. Once endorsed, the ESP will be implemented beginning in 2022.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed about the project by subscribing for email updates at letstalkcoquitlam.ca/enviroplan.  More background on the project is found on the City’s website at coquitlam.ca/enviroplan

Media contact:
Caresse Selk
Manager Environment
City of Coquitlam
604-927-3536
enviroplan@coquitlam.ca

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