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Public Consultation

Thank you for Helping us Create a Plan for Burnaby’s Green Future!

Final Report

The Approved Report

The Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) was approved by Council on November 7, 2016.

Thank you to all who participated in the review of the Draft ESS during the third and final phase of public consultation and confirmed we were ‘on the right track’! Over 400 people participated, over 300 questionnaires were completed and over 1,000 ideas were collected as part of Phase 3! Thank you for all of the great feedback! The Phase 3 Public Consultation Summary provides a detailed summary of the public feedback collected during Phase 3. If you would like to see the changes made to the ESS, based on the Phase 3 public input, please take a look at the Final ESS (all of the changes are highlighted in yellow).

On November 7, 2016 Council also approved the Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) in support of the ESS. The CEEP was created to help reduce the community’s overall energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in order to address climate change, improve local air quality, save money, and improve health and community livability. Public input collected during Phase 3 was also used to create the Final CEEP.

How was the Final ESS created?

To date over 2,500 people have participated in the ESS process and have contributed over 8,000 ideas that helped to shape the draft ESS. We are excited to share the ESS including its framework and priorities, with you!

Public Engagement Summary

The ESS is organized into a framework of 10 themes, shown as petals of a flower. We have drafted goals, strategies, and suggested actions for each theme based on public, stakeholder, and Steering Committee input.

What is the ESS?

The ESS is a plan for Burnaby’s “green” future. It will help to define how the city can evolve and build on its strengths to become an even more vibrant, resilient and sustainable community, integrated with healthy ecosystems.

The ESS will build on existing successes and leadership and integrate with the recently completed Social and Economic Sustainability Strategies.

Where are we in the Process?

The ESS process is now complete and the ESS has now been adopted by Council and the implementation of the plan now begins.

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Quick Reads
(Fact Sheets and Links):

Detailed Information:
Phase 3 - "Draft ESS"

Phase 2 - "Exploring Further"

Phase 1 - "Issues and Priorities"

The Three Phases of ESS Public Consultation

This section provides information on the three phases of ESS public consultation.

Phase 3 Consultation - "Draft ESS"


Location Date(s) Time
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Open House
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Friday, April 8
Saturday, April 9

Burnaby Youth Sustainability Network

Burnaby Mountain Secondary School Monday, April 11, 2016  6-8pm
CEEP Community Stakeholder Workshop

Alan Emmott Centre
6650 Southoaks Crescent

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 7-9pm
ESS Public Workshop Alan Emmott Centre
6650 Southoaks Crescent
This is an opportunity to learn, ask questions and provide feedback.  It will be a drop-in workshop, so come at a time that works for you. A brief presentation will be given every hour at 7:15 PM, 8:15 PM and 9:15 PM.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7-10pm
BBOT State of the City Address
Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre 
4331 Dominion Street
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:30am-2pm

Easter Seals BC

Swangard Stadium Sunday, May 15, 2016 10am-2pm

Simon Fraser University (SFU)Science Rendezvous

East Hallway, Academic Quadrangle, SFU 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 11am-3pm
Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) Green Talks

Fortius Sport & Health
3713 Kensington  Ave.

Friday, May 13, 2016
Great Salmon Send-Off Stoney Creek Community School
2740 Beaverbrook Crescent
Saturday, May 14, 2016


City of Burnaby
Environmental Festival
City Hall 
4949 Canada Way
Saturday, May 28, 2016 10am-2pm
The European Festival Swangard Stadium Sunday, May 29, 2016


Phase 2 Consultation –"Exploring Further"

Phase 2 Consultation has now been completed. Read about what we heard. 

Sub-Committee Work

Phase 1 Consultation -"Issue and Opportunities"

Phase 1 Consultation has now been completed. Read about what we heard.

Contact Us

For more information about these projects, to learn how you can get involved, or to be added to our project email list, please e-mail, or telephone 604-294-7400.