Coquitlam is committed to taking action on climate change by promoting practices that reduce greenhouse gases and conserve energy both corporately and within the broader community. Coquitlam is also taking action to prepare for and adapt to climate change towards maintaining sustainable service delivery to its residents.
The Environmental Sustainability Plan will incorporate the City's various environmental goals and objectives and supporting programs and policies into an overarching strategy that will provide a clear and flexible framework to help guide future decisions and ensure the long term resiliency and sustainability of the community.
Under City bylaw, most conventional pesticides including products labeled herbicide, insecticide, fungicide or combined fertilizer/herbicide are now restricted. There are some pesticides that are permitted for use including biological pest controls.
It is important for everyone to conserve our limited supply of drinking water especially during the hot, dry summer. The City offers healthy lawn care tips and water conservation tools at low cost to help you stay water wise year-round.
There are many kilometres of creeks, streams and rivers stretching across Coquitlam. Protecting these watercourses is important as they offer valuable services such as providing habitat for many aquatic plants and animals.
Coquitlam is on nature's doorstep and is home to a wide variety of wildlife from rodents to bears. The City of Coquitlam provides information to help residents co-exist safely with wildlife, prevent human-wildlife conflict, and manage pest control issues.