Sustainability

SustainABLE Central Kootenay

Background

In 2009-2010, the RDCK completed an integrated sustainability planning exercise as part of its requirements under the Canada-BC-UBCM Gas Tax Agreement. The project, titled SustainABLE Central Kootenay, was completed in partnership with the Village of Nakusp, the Village of Kaslo, and the Town of Creston. Through extensive community consultation, it established a collaborative vision for the sustainable future of this region.

Deliverables

The deliverables of this SustainABLE Central Kootenay, which include jurisdiction-specific vision statements and greenhouse gas backgrounders, will promote ongoing dialogue on how the RDCK can orient its services towards the achievement of long-term regional goals. The project reported on seven themes which emerged as priorities for area residents:

  1. Economic development
  2. Health and social well-being
  3. Energy and climate change
  4. Water use
  5. Transportation
  6. Natural areas
  7. Food and agricultural land

Click on this link for the RDCK's vision statement [PDF - 1018 KB] and a summary of community input.

Click on this link for the RDCK GHG Emission Targets [PDF - 156 KB]

Click on this link for the RDCK”s SustainABLE Central Kootenay Report and template for community planning. [PDF - 1.1 MB]

The content on this page was last updated August 14 2017 at 2:49 PM