2017 State of the Environment Report

Environmental Sustainability

The town’s Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP) provides a framework for our environmental sustainability efforts. The State of the Environment Report (SOER) is a companion program to the ESP, which tracks selected indicators that provide a snapshot of how we are doing on environmental sustainability — a key factor in being a livable town. Browse the four main categories below for in depth information on the indicators we're tracking, or check out our 2017 highlights report (pdf).

Group testing stream water quality

Group testing stream water quality

Sustainable Environment

Water and air quality, impermeable surface and greenspace

Sustainable Environment story
House undergoing outside renovations

House undergoing outside renovations

Sustainable Households

Residential waste, and use of water, gas and electricity

Sustainable Households story
Adult cycling with a child trailer

Adult cycling with a child trailer

Sustainable Community

Transit, trails, ecological footprint and active transportation

Sustainable Community story
Instructor leading a group of children outdoors

Instructor leading a group of children outdoors

Sustainable Government

Corporate greenhouse gas, renewable energy and environmental outreach

Sustainable Government story