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. From this plan we are working with other committees within the County, and within our own township to action specific requests made by our ratepayers (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 thoroughout 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 Calender 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.
Our goal for 2013 is to continue to revisit your requests and work within our budget to accomplish as many requests as possible.