You don’t have to be a resident of Coquitlam to respond!
Coquitlam is seeking public feedback on the community’s first draft Environmental Sustainability Plan. The first plan of its kind in Coquitlam, the Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP) incorporates new and existing environmental goals, objectives and actions into an overarching strategy. The plan will provide a clear and flexible framework to guide future decisions and ensure the long term resiliency and sustainability of the community. The draft document is available at www.coquitlam.ca/enviroplan.
How to Get Involved
A public survey launched this week on the City’s online engagement portal at www.letstalkcoquitlam.ca/enviroplan to kick off the public consultation on the ESP. Respondents who answer the survey before the closing date of Friday, Oct. 15 can also opt to enter to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Residents and other interested stakeholders are invited to learn more and provide feedback at one of the pop-up events on the following dates:
- Sept. 17 – Pinetree Community Centre, 1260 Pinetree Way, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sept. 19 – Coquitlam Public Library – Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier St., from 12:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
- Sept. 27 – Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Court, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Oct. 6 – Coquitlam Public Library – City Centre Branch, 1169 Pinetree Way, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The full draft plan is posted on the project website 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.
We’d appreciate it if you would be willing to spread the word to get your friends, family and broader network involved in civic decision-making around environmental sustainability. More details on the survey and pop-up community events taking place will be found on the project page this week. This engagement is part of the last phase of ESP development, and after integrating community feedback and a last internal review, the final ESP will be presented to City Council in the late fall of 2021.