The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
The purpose of this procedure is to guide fleet greening to assist with the Town of Oakville’s (town) greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals, reduce the use of non-renewable resources, mitigate climate change impacts and improve fuel efficiency.
This procedure applies to all town departments and staff.
All Town departments and staff shall follow the Sustainable Green Fleet procedure in order to ensure consistency, compliance, where applicable, and to assist in attaining the town’s goals.
All decisions regarding fleet shall take into account:
Carbon Reduction Strategies: Offset options to reduce carbon output (carbon dioxide emissions) from energy and fuel-consuming operations such as tree planting and alternative energy production.
Environmental Policy Department is responsible for researching, coordinating and providing education, awareness and communications for the Sustainable Green Fleet procedure.
Oakville Transit, Roads and Works, Parking Operations, Parks and Open Space and Fire Departments, and other Departments as applicable, are responsible for ensuring compliance with this procedure.
Procedure Number: EN-GEN-001-001
Parent Policy: EN-GEN-001
Author: Environmental Policy Department
Effective Date: 2009 Apr 06
Review by Date: 2020
EN-GEN-001 Environmental Sustainability Policy
Environmental Strategic Plan (ESP)
Sustainable Purchasing Procedure Handbook
Clean Air Procedure
Town Master Plans
Climate Change Strategy
Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan