West Carleton Community Sustainability Plan

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On 11 June 2019, community discussions that took place at the West Carleton Community Complex resulted in the development of a West Carleton Sustainability Plan. It features numerous individual/family and community projects that relate to OBEC’s Themes of Sustainability 


Transportation – Theme 1 Movement of goods and people

Energy – Theme 2 For buildings and activities e.g. transportation, manufacturing, agriculture

Design – Theme 3 Built environment including community design

Habitat – Theme 4 Urban & rural spaces for plants & animals, connectivity

Food – Theme 5 Local healthy food, heritage crops & animals, urban gardens

Natural Capital – Theme 6 Human needs for land, water, soil, natural materials

Waste – Theme 7 Processing of waste, re-use, recycling, conversion to energy

Health – Theme 8 Clean air & water, safety, tranquility, environmental needs of vulnerable groups

Recreation – Theme 9 Non-motorized, urban or rural

Sense of Place – Theme 10 Feeling of belonging that leads to stewardship


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It is meant to inspire the residents of West Carleton to engage in more sustainable ways of living and make it simple and straightforward to incorporate into their everyday lives.


You may download, print, and save West Carleton Sustainability Plan as a reference and starting point to engaging in more sustainable ways of living in your household, community, and city. Please also feel free to share within your own networks.


The health of our environment is in need of urgent change. Sustainability is becoming direr each day and the greatest of changes can only start from small actions made by every individual and their community.


Please find a list of ideas, resources, and links to help you with project ideas in your community: Sustainability Project Ideas


You can also fill out this form to provide OBEC information on the project(s) you would like to run in your community:


When you begin a project, we would like to know about it. If you are willing, please share with us the following information for our summaries of activities in the community:

    1. Name (required)

    2. Email address (required)

    3. Project name

    4. Project idea (one sentence)

    5. Project description

    6. Project themes: Transportation Energy Design Habitat Food Natural Capital Waste Health Recreation Sense of Place

    We plan to produce periodic progress reports on the sustainability plan for our website, HCA website and local newspapers. We do not plan to show your name or email address.

    OBEC is forming a local follow-up committee to monitor progress implementing the West Carleton Sustainability Plan. We can help you send or receive information from that committee, i.e.:

    Do you want to form a team to do a collective project? Would you like the committee to advertise your project and put other volunteers in touch with you? Yes No

    As other teams form for collective projects, would you like the committee to refer you to those teams? Yes No


    Thank you all for your time and for engaging yourself with such an important cause. Change is not possible without you.


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