What is Sustainability?
Sustainability encompasses a plan of action that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of our future generations to meet their needs.
In other words “enough for all forever”.
Sustainability consists of four key pillars:
The Township of Tudor and Cashel has a Sustainability Committee that meets monthly to work toward a five to ten year strategic plan (Click to view). From this plan we are working with other committees within the County, and within our own township to action specific requests made by our rate payers (through the questionnaires distributed in 2010) which addresses issues in each of the pillars listed.
In the past years you have seen increased information sharing through both the Municipal Office and from the Newsletters enclosed in your tax bills.
The newsletters distributed by the Sustainability Committee have also kept you in tune with the various activities taking place throughout the community, along with a "did you know" section that attempts to keep you up to date on where your tax dollars are used. There is also information and pictures of the various activities the Recreation Committee and others provide throughout the year.
The Sustainability Committee, and those involved, are making efforts to keep the activities funded before by the Health and Wellness grant, going. Check the Community Calendar to see what is going on and when.
We have also begun the process of signage in our township, a large sign of "welcome", one at each end of our borders along Highway 62 started the process in 2010. In 2011 our committee continued with "village signs" throughout the township and we will continue our efforts throughout 2012 and 2013. The signs throughout the township have been maintained by various volunteers and continue to beautify the area.
Our Waste Management Committee have worked diligently to make sure we have a viable solution for recycling in the township. Their new by-law and continued efforts to move forward is working to have landfill sites to accept waste in the future years rather than having to convert to another means of waste management.
Efforts have been made to encourage economic growth in our area, by shining light on the beauty and potential within our communities. Click the link to view the website. North Hastings
Our goal for 2014 is to continue to reach to meet the expectations of the community by performing those services that are expected to the best of our ability with the budget that we have.
An Energy Conservation And Demand Management Plan was developed due to legislation brought about by the Province of Ontario. This plan breaks down the potential benefits and payback for a variety of different changes that the Township could make to improve their energy consumption. It also directs attention to the largest culprits for energy waste within our Township so that we can make informed decisions about where to invest so as to have the greatest impact.
The Township must report annually the Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting - for 2013
|Structure||Electricity||Fuel||GHG Emissions||Energy Intensity|
|Millbridge Roads Garage||955 kwh||2,281 litre||6,311||14.47|
|Municipal Office||36,467 kWh||6,502 litre||20,556||19.11|
|Roads Garage||10,965kWh||10,391 litre||29,254||23.31|