Whistler2020 Sustainability Plan

Task forces tackle energy, sustainability issues

As part of the Whistler2020 Sustainability Plan, the Resort Municipality of Whistler coordinates a number of expert task forces on particular sustainability topics.

Task force members include the mayor and councillors, industry experts, stakeholder representatives and local residents. These groups helped build the original Whistler2020 plan and now meet annually to review and direct ongoing implementation.

The task forces have been an excellent means of ensuring plan implementation and generating new ideas. Since 2005, more than 600 actions have been generated by these community task forces, and more than 475 have been accepted by community organizations.

BC Hydro's role

BC Hydro sends senior staff to sit on Whistler's Energy and Built Environment Task Forces, where concepts such as green buildings, district energy, energy retrofits and transportation demand side management are being pioneered.