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We want to hear your ideas for the Newton: Sustainability in Action project!

About the Project

Newton: Sustainability in Action is a neighbourhood-wide pilot project to engage residents in identifying ways to make Newton a more thriving, green, and inclusive community. We want to take the high-level goals of the Surrey Sustainability Charter 2.0 and see what those goals look like at a neighbourhood level.

We are working together to create a sustainable neighbourhood action plan for the Newton neighbourhood, including:

  • Developing neighbourhood goals and outcomes we want to see that connect with the Surrey Sustainability Charter 2.0
  • Identifying what makes Newton a community, and the strengths and opportunities within the neighbourhood that will help create a neighbourhood profile.
  • Coming up with sustainable actions and projects residents, households, groups and neighbourhoods can take on by themselves or as group.

Five Phases of the Project

Newton: Sustainability in Action (NSIA) was launched in late spring 2017 and is currently the project is guided by a staff and consultant team and stewarded through the work of a steering committee and stakeholder committee. Various stages of the project have included extensive community engagement and public input in an effort to as accurately as possible reflect the residents of the Newton community.

There are 5 phases to the project:

  • Phase 1: Project Preparation (June - July 2017)
  • Phase 2: Community Vision Development (August - October 2017)
  • Phase 3: Current Reality Assessment (October - December 2017)
  • Phase 4: Action Planning (January 2018 - August 2018)
  • Phase 5: Implementation & Monitoring Strategy (Fall 2018)

We are currently in Phase 4: Action Planning, and are gathering public input in a number of ways as we identify and refine the actions that will feed into the final Action Plan.

Current Work
Phase 4: Action Planning

In this phase of the project, we've been delving into ideas from the community on what we can do to make Newton a more sustainable community. Ideas for actions, projects, programs and initiatives that can be implemented throughout Newton are being collected in a variety of ways.

Thanks to those of you who have provided your input via

  • Wishing Boxes spread throughout locations in the Newton community
  • the Community Drop-In event at the Newton Recreation Centre in March
  • themed workshops in April

Many exciting and sustainable ideas have been brought forward and we're looking forward to incorporating them into the Action Plan in the near future.

Keep checking back here for more news on where the Newton: Sustainability in Action project is at as we continue to develop our sustainable neighbourhood action plan and discover how you can contribute.

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