The City of Powell River is committed to a sustainable future. For us, a sustainable community is one with a robust, resilient economy supporting a strong, equitable, inclusive society, and within a highly functioning natural environment. It is about living well today while preparing for the future.
The following reports outline our approach to sustainability:
The City worked with the Tla’amin First Nation, Powell River Regional District, School District 47, Vancouver Island University, and many local citizens and volunteer organizations in 2007 to develop the Sustainability Charter. Approximately 300 community members attended a 2007 event. Working groups were established to set out specific social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainability, as well as the development of a community vision statement. The Sustainability Charter is a product of these efforts.
The City of Powell River’s 2015 Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) outlines this vision to set the future direction for our community. The ICSP, along with our Sustainable Official Community Plan, is the umbrella document that guides other policies and plans.
City of Powell River joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program in May 2012. Check out our Climate Action page to learn more about why we are doing this work.
The City has achieved milestone 3 of 5 for both corporate and community-wide performance for having completed energy and emissions plans that outline specific steps for reducing energy use and emissions:
The Sustainability Committee is a Council Select Committee comprised of: three City of Powell River Councillors; one member of the Youth Council; three representatives from local sustainability action groups; and two members of the public.
The Sustainability Committee meetings are open to the public. The Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month in the Committee Room at City Hall at 4 pm. If you would like to appear as a delegation to the Sustainability Committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-485-8655.
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