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City of Saskatoon's Triple Bottom Line initiative to receive Sustainable Development Recognition Award.

For immediate release: April 29, 2020 - 9:55am
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The City of Saskatoon will receive an Education for Sustainable Development Award from the Saskatchewan Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE Sask) for their Triple Bottom Line (TBL) initiative. The award promotes and supports progressive sustainable development initiatives that encourage sustainable lifestyles. The TBL initiative will be formally recognized on May 13 at RCE Sask’s online awards event. 

 

Director of Sustainability, Jeanna South explains: Well-aligned with the award criteria, this TBL initiative integrates environmental health and integrity, social equity and cultural well-being, economic prosperity and fiscal responsibility, and good governance into City decision-making. The TBL initiative has also resulted in a Triple Bottom Line Council Policy, as well as a one-of-a-kind Decision-Making Tool developed by City staff, which may be of value and interest to other municipalities and organizations across Canada. 

 

Officially put in place on January 1, 2020, the TBL Council Policy supports all seven of the City of Saskatoon’s strategic goals. “While still in its early stages, the TBL policy has already shown great success due to its research-driven and collaborative approach, leading to well-rounded decisions. The TBL Decision Making Tool was recently used to outline TBL implications of the newly proposed Central library and upcoming project, Recovery Park” said, Mike Jordan, Chief Public Policy & Government Relations Officer. “The City of Saskatoon is pleased to be recognized for the work that has been done by those leading and supporting the initiative.”  

 

The Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) program is a global initiative of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. An RCE is not a physical center or building, but rather a network of individuals, organizations and experts who are committed to using education as a tool for building a sustainable future.