Posted on July 7, 2017 at 3:52 PM by Website Administrator
Posted on July 7, 2017 at 3:49 PM by Website Administrator
In October and November 2014 David Suzuki and the David Suzuki Foundation crossed Canada on a tour to ignite a movement that would see environmental rights, including the rights to fresh air, clean water, and safe food enshrined in our Canadian Constitution. The movement is underway and individuals, groups, and municipalities are standing up for the right to a healthy environment.
At the Council meeting on October 5, 2015, Council had unanimously agreed to take part in this movement. This Declaration is closely aligned with the City’s values and Strategic Plan. The City of Camrose has continuously demonstrated its commitment to sustainability of a safe and healthy environment for its residents through such projects as:
Given that the City is already committed to the sustainability of a safe and healthy environment for its residents, the major impact of the declaration in terms of how the City operates will be the method of utilizing full cost accounting. (Full cost accounting is an approach used to evaluate projects which tries to incorporate the future costs associated with health and the environment.)
Although we have no experience with full cost accounting, we hope to partner with others, such as environmental groups, Battle River Watershed Alliance, and the University of Alberta, in order to build this capability within the City.
This specific action will have no impact on the tax levy. The City of Camrose was already committed to ensuring that infrastructure investment decisions are based on the concept of sustainability.