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Public Consultation

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

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The Draft Report – Lots of Great Feedback was Collected!

The Draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy (ESS) shares a framework of goals, strategies and suggested actions with you. Before we submitted the ESS to Council, we wanted to know if we're on the right track. Over 400 people participated in the review of the Draft ESS during the third and final phase of public consultation.  Over 300 questionnaires were completed and over 1,000 ideas were collected!  Thank you for all of the great feedback!  We are now reviewing all of the ideas collected and creating the Final ESS.

In support of the ESS, a Community Energy and Emissions Plan (CEEP) was also 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.  We also asked for feedback on the Draft CEEP and over 200 ideas were collected.  For more information about the CEEP, please go to

How was the Draft ESS created?

Over 2,100 people participated in the first two phases of the ESS process and contributed over 7,000 ideas that helped to shape the Draft ESS. We are excited to share the Draft ESS including its framework and priorities, with you!

Public Engagement Summary

The Draft ESS Report 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 received so far.

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?

We have just completed the third and final phase of public consultation on the “Draft ESS".  We will now be creating the Final ESS based on the feedback provided and forwarding the Final ESS to Council for adoption.

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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.