Sustainability Charter September 11, 2008
Presentation Outline <ul><li>What is Sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Charter Development Process </li></u...
What is Sustainability? <ul><li>The concept came from the United Nations publication titled  Our Common Future . </li></ul...
How is Sustainability achieved? <ul><li>A sustainable community is achieved by the  balanced integration  of social respon...
The Sustainability Stool
Planet, People, Profit
Triple Bottom Line <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></...
The Sustainability Wheel
Sustainability Charter Process <ul><li>Since 1990: Langley Tomorrow Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Mission Statem...
Sustainability Vision To build a legacy for future generations by leading and committing the community to a lifestyle that...
Sustainability Goals
“ see-it” Example
“ see-it” Example
Provincial Transit Plan 200 Street 264 Street (Highway #13) Highway #1 Fraser Highway To Golden Ears Bridge To Port Mann B...
The Sustainability Framework <ul><li>Integrate Corporate initiatives on three levels: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Int...
Implementation – Immediate Actions <ul><li>Devise a strategy to mainstream the concepts of sustainability </li></ul><ul><l...
Implementation – Long Term Actions <ul><li>The Sustainability Charter is a high-level framework. It is a skeleton. We will...
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Township of Langley Sustainability Charter

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Presentation by Jason Chu, MCIP, Strategic Planner for the Township of Langley. The slides have an overview about sustainability as a concept, the Township’s Sustainability Charter development process, the Township’s vision and framework for the charter, and finally the implementation of the charter and how it will change every aspect of municipal business.

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    1. 1. Sustainability Charter September 11, 2008
    2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>What is Sustainability? </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Charter Development Process </li></ul><ul><li>The Sustainability Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is Sustainability? <ul><li>The concept came from the United Nations publication titled Our Common Future . </li></ul><ul><li>The publication was released in 1987 by the UN World Commission on Environment and Development whose mandate was to discuss a global agenda for change. </li></ul><ul><li>The Commission defined Sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” </li></ul>
    4. 4. How is Sustainability achieved? <ul><li>A sustainable community is achieved by the balanced integration of social responsibility, economic opportunity and environmental stewardship. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine sustainability as a three-legged stool. Each leg represents an aspect that must be considered if a community is to be sustainable. The three legs are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social/Cultural </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The Sustainability Stool
    6. 6. Planet, People, Profit
    7. 7. Triple Bottom Line <ul><li>Financial </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Human </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Sustainability Wheel
    9. 9. Sustainability Charter Process <ul><li>Since 1990: Langley Tomorrow Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Langley Tomorrow Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2005: Towards Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>2006: Sustainability by Design (SxD) </li></ul><ul><li>2007: Community Engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Expert Panel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Community Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2008: Community Engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Cafés and Open Houses </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Sustainability Vision To build a legacy for future generations by leading and committing the community to a lifestyle that is socially, culturally, economically, and environmentally balanced.
    11. 11. Sustainability Goals
    12. 12. “ see-it” Example
    13. 13. “ see-it” Example
    14. 14. Provincial Transit Plan 200 Street 264 Street (Highway #13) Highway #1 Fraser Highway To Golden Ears Bridge To Port Mann Bridge Gloucester Aldergrove Langley To SkyTrain Rapid Bus Network Expanded Rapid Transit Frequent Bus (South of Fraser Area – TransLink) Possible Transit Nodes Future Transit Corridor
    15. 15. The Sustainability Framework <ul><li>Integrate Corporate initiatives on three levels: </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Goals Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Policy - Action Integration (2-way) </li></ul>Council: high level corporate and community goals Management: operational objectives Front line: actions and programs
    16. 16. Implementation – Immediate Actions <ul><li>Devise a strategy to mainstream the concepts of sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of Bill 27 (Green Communities) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate initiatives, indicators, reports and surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Consider establishing a Langley Carbon Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Consider implementing a Sustainability Development Checklist </li></ul>
    17. 17. Implementation – Long Term Actions <ul><li>The Sustainability Charter is a high-level framework. It is a skeleton. We will hang the “meat” on the skeleton. </li></ul><ul><li>Start to align Corporate projects in the 2009 Work Program with the new Sustainability Goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Future Five Year Financial Plans would be aligned with the Sustainability Goals and Objectives. </li></ul>
    18. 18. End of Presentation Thank you!
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