A good strategy lays out a roadmap to the future we want.
Here’s the one I wrote for the Conservation Council of Ontario (CCO) in 2011, drawing on the work and goals of many of Ontario’ top environmental and conservation organizations.
“We Conserve: a Blueprint for the Voluntary Transition to a Sustainable Future” sets out the CCO’s mission as a catalyst for the voluntary transition to a conserver society in Ontario. It identifies challenge targets for each of ten priority actions:
- Help Nature
- Save Water
- Save Energy
- Use Green Power
- Drive Less
- Eat Smart
- Waste Less
- Prevent Pollution
- Buy Green
- Live Local
The strategy laid out a roadmap for Ontario based on collaboration and voluntary leadership. It still stands as an example of what could actually be accomplished if we all worked together.
All the major trends are downward, and they are all interconnected. It calls for some radical thinking!
Produced for Tides Canada through the Canada Conserves research project, “The Next Wave“ is a 90-page report on current trends and opportunities for a new wave of environmental leadership in Canada. This report is the foundation for a new approach based on integrating environmental solutions with quality of life.