FortWhyte Alive (FWA) believes that sustainable communities are built on three essential and interdependent cornerstones: a healthy natural environment; a healthy, vibrant economic environment; and a healthy and equitable social environment. As a place that celebrates interconnectedness of society, economy and environment, FortWhyte is rooted in sustainability.
As FortWhyte Alive has grown, so has its commitment to sustainability. FWA has always strived to be a community leader in not only teaching the cornerstones of sustainability, but also demonstrating these values in the way we operate. When FWA recently took a critical look at its operations to analyze whether it could do more to show leadership in sustainability, the answer was a resounding ‘Yes!’ As such, in the spring of 2014, a new Sustainability Committee was launched with the intention of developing a plan to enhance the sustainability of its facilities, operations and services.
FortWhyte Alive is proud to present the 2015 Sustainability Plan: a formal roadmap to guide personnel in making informed choices to enable more sustainable practices, and a foundation for improving FWA’s long-term environmental performance. The document includes a Five-Year Sustainability Strategy that outlines a plan of action that encompasses a variety of environmental programs and initiatives, as well as systems for monitoring and evaluation.
This document will provide the framework for the development of new initiatives to enhance FWA’s overall sustainability and help realise its vision of becoming a national leader in sustainability.
We look forward to engaging and working with the FortWhyte Alive community and beyond in the years ahead.