Cerantola: Weave sustainability into Wasaga Beach DNA
News release from Gary Cerantola – September 4, 2010
“Sustainability is a process not a project. It impacts system-wide business practices and affects every corporate value-creation lever. To succeed organizations must weave sustainability into their operating DNA” (2010, Sharon Graugnard-Fall and David Ray, Volant Strategies)
Sustainability has the potential to impact the town of Wasaga Beach operations in its entirety, from design and construction, to the provision of service and support functions. Sustainability will bring value into our operations and move us to a higher level of viability and Quality of Life in our town. Gary Cerantola as a Wasaga Beach Councillor would like to engage Council and the town to integrate the Association of Ontario Municipalities Sustainability approach into the town’s way of doing things, weave sustainability into the Town Wasaga Beach operating DNA.
Organizations that are realizing the benefits of sustainability are implementing system-wide sustainability and resource management plans. They are aligning their sustainability efforts with their vision and mission engaging their citizens and improving quality and productivity, reducing costs and improving efficiency.
But change is never easy. Our town has to grapple with every day issues but yet look to the future and lay the ground work for sustainability.
To impact system-wide business practices such as resource consumption and demand management; procurement; capital planning; financial evaluation; design and construction and building performance we must weave sustainability into the operating DNA of the Town of Wasaga Beach.
We have the blueprint – The Association of Municipalities of Ontario has provided us with a Sustainability Planning Toolkit for Ontario Municipalities that we can adopt going forward and integrate it with our existing sustainability programs