Islanders invited to online consultation about sustainable communities 

Islanders can take part in an online session to provide input, ask questions and learn more about the Sustainable Communities initiative announced by government earlier this year.

The initiative will help Island communities collaborate and take the lead to find new and sustainable ways of fueling their homes and businesses.  The virtual consultation will be streamed live through the provincial government’s Facebook page on Monday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m.

“After we announced our Sustainable Communities project in February, we planned to visit Island communities from tip-to-tip to carry out public consultations in March, but we had to adjust our plans due to COVID-19. As we continue to adapt to our new normal, we are finding creative ways of engaging with Islanders and this virtual consultation ensures we can connect with people in a way that’s safe for everyone.” 

- Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers

During the live virtual consultation, Minister Myers and staff will monitor comments, answer questions and share more information about the sustainable communities initiative and how it will positively impact Islanders as communities move towards energy independence. 

“We all have a role to play in making our province, communities and homes more energy efficient and sustainable,” said Minister Myers. “We all need to work together as we help our communities become more sustainable, and this online session is an important step in that direction as we keep Islanders engaged, safely.” 

Islanders who do not have a Facebook account can still watch the virtual consultation livestream through the provincial government’s Facebook page; however, they will not have the ability to comment. Islanders can send questions beforehand to sustainable@gov.pe.ca and their questions will be addressed during the consultation. 

A series of in-person public consultations will be held at a later date, respecting public health measures for gatherings. 

For more information, visit the Sustainable Communities Initiatives.  

Media Contact: 
Jill Edwards 
Senior Communications Officer
Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy

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