The new focus on sustainability

Earlier this year, the Minister of Environment and Climate change published a draft 2016-2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (, and initiated a 120 period for submission of comments from the public. The Minister is asking us to articulate our vision for a sustainable Canada, to identify what we value most, what is most pressing, and how can a federal strategy help?

As we move forward with plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions, to sequester carbon, and to proactively prepare for a changing future, enhancing resilience and moving ever closer to sustainability should be a primary goal of all projects and initiatives to which landscape architects contribute. How are you integrating these principles in your work? Do you think this is a core responsibility for the profession? If not – why not? Who else is better equipped to bridge the gap between conservation of natural environments and insightful advancement of the built environment? Learn more...

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