The Town of Bouctouche recognizes that a healthy environment is the foundation of a good quality of life for its residents.
Over the past 3 years, the Town of Bouctouche has launched several key initiatives to ensure our community’s sustainable development. This section of our site outlines the many environmental projects undertaken since the municipality has started thinking green. You will also find information on what each and everyone can do to be part of the “greening” of Grand Petit Havre.
The Town of Bouctouche was the first municipality in New Brunswick to adopt a Green Plan. Our municipal green plan was designed in the light of recommendations of Town Council, and research on similar experiments conducted in other towns and cities around the world. Development of the plan included input from the public as well as from an advisory committee consisting of various community stakeholders.
Since the Green Plan was adopted by Town Council in June 2006, it has become an important working and planning tool for the municipality. Four key sectors are targeted by the Plan:
- urban development and green infrastructure;
- internal municipal management;
- promotion of sustainable development initiatives;
- citizen’s involvement.
A thorough implementation of the Green Plan in the Town is an on-going process that should be evaluated on a regular basis. The Green Initiative Group (GIG), a group formed to supervise this implementation, is made up of members of the community who are interested in sustainable development for Bouctouche.