Environmental Sustainability Plan

With a wide variety of environmental initiatives across many City departments, the City is developing a strategic Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP). This plan will incorporate the City’s environmental goals and objectives and supporting programs and policies into one overarching strategy. The strategy will provide a clear and flexible framework to help guide future decisions, ensuring the long-term resiliency and sustainability of our community.

What's New

Coquitlam is making progress on its Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP). In the coming months, the extensive feedback and information collected over the past year will be distilled into a draft plan, to be presented for public feedback in early 2021.

Stay Informed

Stay up-to-date on the Environmental Sustainability Plan by checking the What's New section below, and subscribing for updates on the project by entering your email into the Stay Informed box in the top right corner.

Also, be sure to subscribe to get updates and access all the features on letstalkcoquitlam.ca.



With a wide variety of environmental initiatives across many City departments, the City is developing a strategic Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP). This plan will incorporate the City’s environmental goals and objectives and supporting programs and policies into one overarching strategy. The strategy will provide a clear and flexible framework to help guide future decisions, ensuring the long-term resiliency and sustainability of our community.

What's New

Coquitlam is making progress on its Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP). In the coming months, the extensive feedback and information collected over the past year will be distilled into a draft plan, to be presented for public feedback in early 2021.

Stay Informed

Stay up-to-date on the Environmental Sustainability Plan by checking the What's New section below, and subscribing for updates on the project by entering your email into the Stay Informed box in the top right corner.

Also, be sure to subscribe to get updates and access all the features on letstalkcoquitlam.ca.



  • Cultural Services Advisory Committee (Nov. 14)

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    On November 14th the ESP project team visited their 4th advisory committee so far; the Cultural Services Advisory Committee(CSAC). Members completed the ESP activity and provided their feedback on the ESP topics and their ideas related to environmental sustainability in Coquitlam.
  • Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable Core Committee (Nov. 13)

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    On November 13th the ESP project team engaged the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable Core Committee and members to get their feedback on the ESP topic areas. The Roundtable coordinates and implements activities which will promote the long-term sustainability of the Coquitlam River watershed based on the agreed-to mission, vision and values of the watershed. Members provided valuable feedback from the watershed stakeholder perspective. To learn more about the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable visit their website at www.coquitlamriverwatershed.ca
  • Green Fair: Gleneagle Secondary School (Nov. 12)

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    The ESP project team attended the Green Fair at Gleneagle Secondary on November 12th. An estimated 600 students attended with almost 200 taking time to visit the ESP booth to ask questions, complete the survey, and learn more about environmental sustainability in Coquitlam! We even had a surprise visit to our booth from Mayor Stewart!
  • Sports Advisory Committee (Nov. 6)

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    On November 6th the City met with the Sports Advisory Committee who participated in the ESP engagement session. Check out our Ask a Question section to learn more about their perspective on environmental sustainability and some of the interesting questions that came up during this session.
  • Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee (Nov. 5)

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    The ESP team attended the Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee (UAAC) meeting on November 5th to introduce and discuss the ESP project. The Universal Access-Ability Advisory Committee's mandate is to provide a local and universal accessibility perspective and advice to Council with respect to achieving the City of Coquitlam’s strategic goals and accompanying strategic directions toward universal accessibility. UAAC members asked great questions and shared numerous ideas with a clear focus on transportation. Check out the Ask a Question section to see some of the great questions they raised.
  • Pop-Up: Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex (Oct. 27)

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    The City hosted a pop-up at the Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex on a busy Sunday where Coquitlam residents provided their feedback on our ESP focus areas and their ideas on sustainable living.
  • Economic Development Advisory Committee - EDAC (Oct. 23)

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    On Oct 23rd we engaged with the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) where we shared information about the ESP and asked for their feedback on the five theme areas and how the City could help them live and work more sustainably in Coquitlam. EDAC members provided insightful feedback from a business perspective.
  • Salmon Come Home (Oct. 20)

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    Participants of the Salmon Come Home event were invited to provide their feedback on their environmental priorities and feedback on living and working sustainably in Coquitlam.
  • Coquitlam Youth Council (Oct 16)

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    We engaged with the City’s Youth Council where we shared information about the ESP and asked for their feedback on the five theme areas and how the City could help them live and work more sustainably in Coquitlam. The youth provided insightful feedback and ideas.