Becoming a Truly Resourceful Community

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The City of Port Alberni thanks everyone that helped shape our Challenge Statement.

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Port Alberni is to Become a Truly Resourceful Community

With advanced technology, traditional wisdom, and a new consciousness, within five years we will become Canada’s first true zero waste community and fully utilize the natural resources in our coastal area, thus also beginning to heal the separation between ourselves and the planet.

We believe the Challenge we are taking on will:

  • Demonstrate that a small, active, resource-based city can achieve a true zero waste state

  • Lead to full utilization of the natural resources we are fortunate to have

  • Establish and align our economic and environmental goals for the foreseeable future

  • Do more to heal the separation that exists between our Indigenous and settler peoples

  • Do more to restore and protect the ocean inlet, estuary, rivers, lakes and land that have been impacted by our activities over the past 150 years

  • Attract the attention of other cities around the globe that are looking to become zero waste communities

Our Challenge Statement submission is just the first step in this journey. This summer, an independent Jury will announce the ten finalists that move on to the next round. Stay tuned, and thank you for dreaming big and being bold!


The City of Port Alberni thanks everyone that helped shape our Challenge Statement.

Drum roll please...

Port Alberni is to Become a Truly Resourceful Community

With advanced technology, traditional wisdom, and a new consciousness, within five years we will become Canada’s first true zero waste community and fully utilize the natural resources in our coastal area, thus also beginning to heal the separation between ourselves and the planet.

We believe the Challenge we are taking on will:

  • Demonstrate that a small, active, resource-based city can achieve a true zero waste state

  • Lead to full utilization of the natural resources we are fortunate to have

  • Establish and align our economic and environmental goals for the foreseeable future

  • Do more to heal the separation that exists between our Indigenous and settler peoples

  • Do more to restore and protect the ocean inlet, estuary, rivers, lakes and land that have been impacted by our activities over the past 150 years

  • Attract the attention of other cities around the globe that are looking to become zero waste communities

Our Challenge Statement submission is just the first step in this journey. This summer, an independent Jury will announce the ten finalists that move on to the next round. Stay tuned, and thank you for dreaming big and being bold!


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    Dancing With Salmon 20/20 project with built in speech enabled Hands free, eyes free automated Virtual attendant

    by CJ, over 2 years ago

    BACK GROUND: In 2010 the community won the World fishing networks Ultimate Fishing Town Contest. Our communities volunteered and came together for an enormous task and got the job done over a few months of hard work and broad community support that reached around the world and put Port Alberni on the map. We accomplished this goal because of community volunteers and others who believed in us and volunteered their support. It brought our communities together towards a valued shared goal like no other and no other initiative has done since. 

    OBJECTIVES:

    Change our narrative from the Worst place to... Continue reading

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    Hyro Electric power from the Somass

    by Getsmart, over 2 years ago

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    The Rail Road, Highway, Tourist, Training School and Cathedral Grove Improvement Plain

    by ShawnMcanerin, over 2 years ago

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    Smart Interactive Resource & Solution Platform for Seniors Port Alberni / Alberni Clayoquot Regional District ( A Model for Mid-Size Canadian Cities/Regions )

    by Jorge Barandiaran, over 2 years ago

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    2nd road out of town

    by Helen Berkeley, over 2 years ago

    I don't know how many times I have been stuck in traffic because of an accident.

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    Helen Berkeley

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    Old Alberni Trolley Bus

    by lawrence, over 2 years ago

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    Early Warning Forest Fire Detection System

    by Susanna Danna, over 2 years ago

    I think we need a wildfire alert system in the valley.

    Please view the following link - this is the kind of technology that we need to monitor the forested areas surrounding Alberni Valley: http://vigilys.com/technology/firealert/(External link)

    Sensors/monitors, along with decent fire breaks between the forests and residential areas, would go a long way in making Alberni Valley a safer place to live.

    The city and regional district could partner with Island Timberlands LP and TimberWest to create fire breaks and install the technology throughout the valley