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2012 Planning - Co-winner 2

Town of Drayton Valley, Alberta

Community Sustainability Plan

Objective

To develop a plan with an integrated approach toward building a community with a stable economy, a reduced environmental footprint and improved social supports for the well-being of residents.

Initiative

In 2009, the Town of Drayton Valley developed a Community Sustainability Plan that now guides all departmental operations. The plan sets one-, five-, 10-, and 25-year targets for sustainable development. It also fosters an integrated approach to planning for the entire community, bringing residents together to create a vision for the future.

Highlights

  • The town council approved the Community Sustainability Plan on December 16, 2009.
  • In February 2010, a sustainability coordinator came on board to set baselines for energy efficiency and sustainable growth, facilitate implementation, and track progress.
  • By late 2011, 86% of first-year targets and 64% of five-year targets were completed or in progress.
  • Targets include a zero-emission public transit system and a 75% community waste diversion rate.

Resources

Page Updated: 21/12/2015