Environment

  • Prioritize local plant species with a focus on edible plants and bushes such as gooseberry and salmonberry – included in motion August 30, 2021
  • Build a pollinator pasture – bee and insect hotels added to public parks + focus on meadow plantings such as at Queen’s Park site of previous Arenex
  • Build an additional solar garden – second solar garden built
  • Continue exploring opportunities for district energy centres wherever possible
  • Develop parklets in neighbourhoods with less green space —Brow parklet built June 2019
  • Require electric vehicle charging stations in new developments and work with existing buildings to develop charging stations
  • Develop public green space policy for high-density development
  • Promote walkability to enhancing sidewalks, planting trees, and adding public benches
  • Support #allonboard transit plan to offer free transit passes to youth and discounted passes to low income people —motion introduced and unanimously supported December 2018
  • Work with business community to help them make more environmentally friendly choices
  • Discourage single use, disposable materials
  • Develop a food policy for city-hosted events to include sustainable and local food choices
  • Create opportunities for community gardens on city-owned land – motion August 30, 2021
  • Create sponsor a tree programs for people to contribute to street tree planting – implemented summer 2021
  • Plant 500 trees per year with schedule for maintenance—tree planting schedule introduced June 2019
  • Work with the community to create a community orchard and gleaning program