Zoe Royer

Independent incumbent candidate running for Port Moody City Council

 

Do you support raising {your municipality’s} community greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets to meet or beat the new province-wide standard of 40% by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80% by 2050 (percentages refer to a reduction below 2007 levels)? [Note that some cities already match the 80% target but lack interim targets, which are crucial to meeting these goals!]

Yes

 

Will you submit a formal request to council to adopt these targets within one year of being elected?

Yes

 

Are you in favour of transparent, annual measuring and reporting of [your municipality’s] community-wide emissions?

Yes

 

Will you submit a formal request to council to ensure transparent, annual measuring and reporting of community-wide emissions, within one year of being elected?

Yes

 

Will you commit to taking a leadership role in ensuring that city council and staff work with community members, businesses, developers, and other stakeholders to achieve these community-wide targets in a meaningful way and within the specified time frame?

Yes

 

Describe three steps you will take during your first year in office to uphold this commitment.

1. I will continue to promote 1 Electric Vehicle (EV) charger per parking stall in all new residential developments.

2. I will bring forward a resolution for Port Moody to adopt the passive house building energy standard for new construction and retrofits.

3. I will recommend updating the city's environmental sustainability checklist for new developments, with emphasis on solar panels, green roofs, EV chargers, car share program access, community gardens/urban agriculture, the use of bioswales and other permeable surfaces for an overall reduction of GHG emissions and heat island effect.

 

Force of Nature’s framework emphasizes “five key concepts” of urban climate solutions. What ideas or initiatives would you bring forth to promote, encourage or enforce the reduction of community-wide GHG emissions in each of the following categories: compact communities, multi-modal transportation, renewable energy, green jobs, and circular economy.

In 2008, my husband and I built one of the most environmentally sustainable homes in the region. Using principles of passive house, we designed our home with passive solar, rain water harvesting, a green roof, high efficiency boiler and fresh air ventilation. We were featured on Global BC TV and invited to speak about sustainable construction to builders, architects and planners. I continue to advocate for the development and implementation of better building energy standards. Also, after meeting Rob Shirkey from Our Horizon, a few years ago, I championed Fuel Pump labeling with a resolution to Port Moody Council. I am a strong advocate for rapid transit and ways to improve connections to/from stations and bus stops, expanding cycling infrastructure connectivity, walk-ability, ride share options, housing AND jobs close to transit.

 

You can reach Zoe at zoeroyer@hotmail.com


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