Environmental Master Plan
The Environmental Master Plan is a strategic plan that will guide progress towards environmental sustainability over a number of years.
The City of Beaumont is conducting a regular review and update to the City’s Environmental Master Plan (EMP), approved in 2013. The EMP is a strategic plan that promotes an integrated approach to environmental sustainability, where different departments within the City of Beaumont and the community at large will efficiently work together to realize practical and demonstrate positive environmental impacts. The EMP will include a number of targeted ‘focus areas’ – such as air, ecosystems, energy, land development, waste, and water – through which environmental progress will be made.
Recognizing the number of different approaches that an organization can take to protect the environment, the planning process will explore how the EMP could promote alignment with other City plans, create new policies and bylaws, develop new programs aimed at specific environmental functions, and test new environmental technologies through pilot processes.
The review and update of the EMP will be accomplished through a multi-phase process. In the first phase of engagement, participants will be invited to identify environmental priorities, potential or existing barriers to their achievement, preferred approaches, and potential initiatives to explore. A second phase of engagement – anticipated early 2021 – will ask participants to review the newly-drafted EMP, see how their ideas were integrated, and provide feedback on ways the Plan could be improved further.
Phase 1 of public engagement is underway and will run for a period of four weeks, ending November 30. The City is looking for feedback from the community into what they believe important to include in the updated Environmental Master Plan.
Due to social distancing required by the realities of COVID-19, public engagement will be delivered using distanced online and print engagement tools, including questionnaires, online workshops, and social media.
Participate in the planning process by completing the online questionnaire, available here. If you would like a paper copy of the questionnaire, please contact Joannes Wong, Manager, Long Range Planning at email@example.com. Please submit your online (or paper) questionnaire on or before Monday, November 30, 2020 to:
City of Beaumont Administration Office
5600 49 Street
Beaumont, AB T4X 1A1
Attention: Joannes Wong, Manager, Long Range Planning
Re: Beaumont Environmental Master Plan
The City is also hosting an online workshop to speak with residents, business owners, and community organizations about the state of the environment in Beaumont. Join us for a two-hour session on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 (5 – 7 pm) to talk about key environmental issues and how you can get involved to support environmental stewardship in Beaumont. You can confirm your attendance via Eventbrite here.
There will be more opportunities to engage in the planning process in early 2021, so stay tuned for more information.
To access the current Environmental Master Plan: https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/DocumentCenter/View/75/Environmental-Master-Plan-Final-PDF
To access the online questionnaire: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5950849/Beaumont-Environmental-Master-Plan-Questionnaire-Phase-2
To register the online workshop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-of-beaumont-environmental-master-plan-community-workshop-tickets-125546846999