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Lots to talk about for Envsion 2032
New Westminster's Envision 2032 process will launch this weekend with a sustainability fair.
It will begin with a forum with several speakers at the Inn at the Quay on Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. They will be the first step in developing New Westminster's first community sustainability plan, Envision 2032, which is intended to provide a decision-making framework for developing plans, policies practices and projects with sustainability in mind.
The Lets Talk Sustainability speakers include:
• Lori Baxter, former manager of the 2010 Legacies Now arts program for the 2010 Winter Olympics, on the importance of arts, culture and heritage in creating vibrant communities;
• Judith Cullington, a councillor in Colwood who was the driving force behind a solar initiative in the Vancouver Island city;
• Jerry Dobrovoly, Vancouver's director of transportation and a former New Westminster city councillor;
• Darlene Gering, former president of the Burnaby Board of Trade, will talk on sustainability and business;
• Patrick Johnstone, a New West resident who is an environmental coordinator in Richmond and past-president of the New Westminster Environmental Partners organization; and
• Virginia Weiler, the chair of VanCity credit union who will address the role of business in creating a sustainable community.
A "visioning workshop" will be held at the Inn on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the visions created being part of the development of Envision 2032. Attendance at the forum and workship is free, but registration is required by going to www.envision2032.ca or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 604-515-3767.