Strathcona County students design sustainable neighbourhoods
April 30, 2010
Residents invited to view Sustainable Plan-it Master Plans
Grade 6 students from New Horizons School and Westboro Elementary School participated in two half-day Sustainable Plan-it workshops in April offered by Strathcona County.
The program shows students how to create a neighbourhood that can be sustained over time. The students learn about the environmental, social, and economic perspective, which are Strathcona County’s three pillars of sustainability. It also teaches them about vital components of a community including as waste, water and well-being.
Through this learning process, the students from each class created a number of collaborative master plans demonstrating their vision of a sustainable neighbourhood, based on an actual area of land within the County.
The public is invited to view the master plans on display in County Hall, in the Planning and Development Services area from May 7 to June 7, 2010.
“Initiative by initiative, Strathcona County is strengthening its reputation as a municipality that is committed to building a more sustainable community,” says Mayor Cathy Olesen. “Our list of efforts is certainly growing, and Sustainable Plan-it with its educational focus in schools is one more example of how this municipality is working to be a leader in sustainable development.”
Sustainable Plan-it was developed to encourage sustainable behaviours and attitudes in the youth of our community by providing them with basic concepts of sustainable community planning. This program was first piloted in March 2009 at New Horizons School. More information on the program can be attained by visiting www.strathcona.ca/activeschools.
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Contact: Mayor Cathy Olesen, 780-464-8000
Last updated: Thursday, April 29, 2010
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