My vision for the future of Wilmot is a township that has the most efficient energy use, environmentally sustainable growth plan, and positive environment for adoption of green technologies in our homes and businesses.
If elected I will work to connect township policies and strategic incentives for efficiency and green technology with provincial and federal incentive programs to increase the impact for our community. One example would be matching or complimentary rebates.
I will advocate for growth planning that ensures healthy communities where families and individuals can live affordably in an environmentally sustainable way. Where the best choice for the environment is also the convenient and economical choice.
This means working to improve adoption of efficient technology in our facilities. As systems require upkeep and replacement, installing ones that capture lost heat and incorporate solar, wind or other environmentally sound energy strategies needs to be considered.
It means increasing the availability and accessibility of community spaces such as trails, outdoor and indoor gathering spaces and natural areas that encourage healthy lifestyles.
It also means reviewing our programs and infrastructure to ensure that residents have easy and affordable access to sports and recreation programs and efficient public transit.
Meaningful employment opportunities within the community are also important for environmental sustainability. Being able to work close to home reduces carbon footprints and improves our ability to engage in balancing activities such as bike riding and walking. As a township we can encourage this through active engagement in soliciting and encouraging the kinds of development that will bring employment opportunities to our community.
Electing me to Wilmot Council will give you representation that considers all the various factors important to building healthy, sustainable communities.