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Petition to Fredericton City Council and the Public Safety & Environment Committee

Come and Get 'Em Fredericton! / Changeons Ensemble Fredericton!

VERSION EN FRANÇAIS SUIVRA: What's the Recycling Situation in Fredericton? The City of Fredericton currently does not offer curbside recycling collection to residential buildings with more than four units.  Instead, they require residents of these buildings to drop off their recycling at one of three designated recycling depots. Fast Facts: The City of Fredericton says “an effective recycling program can divert 30-40% of a household’s waste from landfills,” but the City’s diversion rate is only 19%.  (Public Safety & Environment Committee Garbage and Recycling Program Review, 2017) Without an effective recycling strategy, the City diverts 522.8 tonnes of recyclable materials from apartment complexes to landfills annually.  (Statistics Canada, 2014 & 2016) Among Canadians with access to curbside recycling collection, over 90% reported recycling regularly.  (Statistics Canada, 1994-2006) Each residence travelling to a recycling depot negates the purpose of recycling.  Transportation accounts for almost half of toxic air pollution, more than a third of greenhouse gas emissions, and almost 20% of toxic water pollution.  (David Suzuki Foundation, 2014) Urge City Council to: Follow through on its 2016 commitment to make multi-unit residential building recycling a priority. Provide a viable timeline for the implementation of a curbside recycling pickup system for multi-unit residential buildings.  Pass a by-law providing such a recycling system. ----------------------------------------- Quelle est la situation de recyclage à Fredericton ? À l'heure actuelle, la Ville de Fredericton n'offre pas de collecte de recyclage pour les immeubles résidentiels à logements multiples. Au lieu de cela, ils demandent que les résidents de ces immeubles emportent leur recyclage à l'un des trois centres de dépôt désignés. La Ville de Fredericton affirme qu'un programme de recyclage efficace peut détourner de 30 à 40% des déchets des sites d'enfouissement, mais le taux de détournement de la ville n'est que de 19%. (Examen du programme de recyclage et d'ordures du Comité de la sécurité publique et de l'environnement, 2017) Sans une stratégie de recyclage efficace, la ville détourne chaque année 522,8 tonnes de matières recyclables des complexes d'appartements vers les sites d'enfouissement. (Statistique Canada, 2014 et 2016) Parmi les Canadiens qui ont accès à la collecte au trottoir, plus de 90% ont indiqué qu'ils recyclaient régulièrement. (Statistique Canada, 1994-2006) Chaque résidence qui se rend à un dépôt de recyclage annule le but du recyclage. Les transports représentent près de la moitié de la pollution atmosphérique toxique, plus d'un tiers des émissions de gaz à effet de serre et près de 20% de la pollution des eaux toxiques. (Fondation David Suzuki, 2014) Urger le conseil municipal à: Respecter son engagement de 2016 à faire du recyclage de bâtiments résidentiels à logements multiples une priorité. Fournir un échéancier viable pour la mise en œuvre d'un système de collecte au trottoir pour les immeubles résidentiels à logements multiples. Adopter une loi prévoyant un tel système de recyclage

St. Thomas 2017 Human Rights Capstone
303 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Karen Ras

Save Lorne Park from Unmanaged Growth

As you know, Lorne Park is a unique neighourhood with distinguishable homes surrounded by mature trees.   A recent development proposal on 1190 and 1200 Lorne Park Road has raised a lot of concerns.   We want to ensure that we save the local neighbourhood on Queen Victoria Avenue, Lorne Park Road and Garden Road from negative impacts from this proposal.  (The local community is not opposed to development in general in this location but are against this proposal as it currently stands.) We believe that the current proposal suggests removing several mature trees, (some which are over 80 years old) which will take away from the character of the neighbourhood.    Replacing them will take 50-60 years before they are as large as the other trees in the area.   This proposal also suggests similar looking homes vs. the distinguishable homes in the surrounding areas.  The proposal doesn’t consider existing by-laws in terms of homes being too close to the road vs. the other homes in the area.  The proposed development is not sufficient to build the amount of proposed homes and will add approximately 28 more cars to the traffic flow issues currently experienced in the neighbourhood.   The first town development in the area, which cut all mature trees but one & looks like a sub-division, and frankly doesn't fit with the neighbouring properties.  We hope the city doesn't proceed with another mistake like that.  The proposal also suggests building twice as many homes as suggested by the by-laws as well.  The proposal offers NO environmental benefits for the neighbourhood. - The proposal should only have five detached homes to keep with the character of neighbouring homes  - The proposal must not cut down any mature trees.  The city must have an independent arborist vs. relying on the developer’s arborist on the health of the trees. - The proposal must comply on existing by-laws on the number of homes being built with appropriate set-back to the road.v s. the suggested 14 homes, which are very close to the road (which exceeds the number of homes suggested by the City of Mississauga's by-laws)- The proposal must ensure the homes don't exceed the height of neighbouring homes. If we don't stop aggressive developments like this, we will see more encroachments further into the community taking away the character away from the neighbourhood.  Please sign and share the petition to ensure that Mississauga City Council pushes for managed growth, while protecting our neighbourhood.

Gautam Malkani
133 supporters