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