Sustainability History

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Milestones  

A brief summary of the City’s Sustainability journey:

2002 
  • The City of Whitehorse endorses the Kyoto Protocol 
  • The Official Community Plan (OCP) emphasizes sustainability 
2004 
2005 
  • Whitehorse Moves Transportation Showcase results in infrastructure improvements
2007 
2008 
  • The Whitehorse Strategic Sustainability Plan is adopted by City Council 
  • Feasibility study of district heating system in Whistle Bend 
  • Comprehensive Zoning for Takhini North, Stan McCowan, Ingram and Whistle Bend is developed 
2009 
  • The City moves collection of organics and waste to a standardized cart system 
  • Begin development of a Climate Change Adaptation Plan with local partners 
  • Amendments to Building and Plumbing Bylaw make Whitehorse the most progressive jurisdiction in energy efficiency requirements 
2010 
2012
2013 
2014
  • Transportation Demand Management Plan adopted
  • Robert Campbell Bridge improvements for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Solid Waste Action Plan implementation begins, resulting in new requirements and services for waste diversion 

2015