• Use proper research and investigation for using rainwater to reduce water demand.
  • Review traditional stormwater management arrangements.
  • Protect riparian buffer at all costs.
  • Decrease stormwater runoff from impervious urban surfaces, such as roofs, carparks, and roads.
  • Engage youth in cooperation with the school district for volunteer opportunities to care for the environment.
  • Plan and invite youth, seniors, and everyone with extra time to participate in guided actions toward environmental projects supported by academic studies instead of political approaches.
  • Consider incentives, not as an award but as an ongoing reward, for all and every time people take care of the environment. After a few years, this act of kindness toward the environment will become a new normal.
  • Review the Environmental Sustainability Plan of Coquitlam often for upgrades and updates. Councilors should be open, and the City should be flexible to potential changes that are studied and have been found to be better and more reliable.
  • Continue research on climate change impacts on urban forests, the urban forest’s roles in climate change mitigation and adaptation, and urban forest-related or climate change-related action(s).
  • Use the information relative to the three perspectives (urban forests, the urban forest’s roles in climate change mitigation and adaption, and urban forest-related or climate change-related actions) and make proper alignment between climate change and urban forest policies in definitions, terms, language consistency, and engagement/collaboration.
  • Keep the soundscape of Coquitlam. Hold onto the balance of bio-phony, geophony, and anthrophony. The balance is directly related to the vegetation diversity, keeping ground cover, and the wildlife, in particular birds, more vertical heterogeneity, with an uneven canopy height or multilayered vegetation.
  • Avoid the equal height of buildings, the high density of high-rises in one area, and losing parks, even small ones


Education for Residents

  • Educate residents about environmental factors affecting their life and be proactive with newer demands, challenges, and related studies.
  • Cooperate with the school district in planning K-12 core courses teaching environmental indicators and rescue missions such as climate change, tree planting, green spaces, vegetation diversity, greenhouse gas effect, recycling, etc.
  • Educate the public as the diverse culture of Coquitlam may have different definitions of protection or varied knowledge of the environment, climate, streams, etc.
  • Educate residents about the density plan of the City so they can purchase homes knowing the potential changes to their surroundings.
  • Educate people about how the City invests and spends the tax revenue.


 “Community Actions

  • Use federal and provincial resources such as Anti-Asian Racism Resources to stop hate crimes against immigrants.
  • Encourage councilors to be active members of Anti-Racism networks.
  • Encourage and support grass-rooted movements closer to homes, such as Asian Impact Society and BC Dumpling Festival, to grow stronger and to be heard better.
  • Give more funds to groups such as Coquitlam Together and Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership for their services to society.
  • Support not-for-profit organizations that plan and execute programs for educating people about bullying at workplaces, safety and security tips, human-related hazards, after-dark transportation, etc.
  • Ensure there are indoor facilities for seniors alongside the housing projects and existing neighborhoods.
  • Use appropriate surveys and unbiased samples to find out the taste of Coquitlam’s young adults for entertainment and sports in the rainy months of the year.
  • Build more indoor and affordable sports facilities for young adults, so they spend their time in their city.
  • Build affordable indoor gathering arenas for bigger crowds, music events, weddings, school commencements, etc.