The Corporation of the Town of Oakville (the town) shall promote environmental initiatives advancing Oakville as a sustainable community.
In recognition of the importance of the quality of our sustainable environment, individual and collective actions are encouraged to protect and enhance our ecological environment while maintaining a vibrant cultural, social and economic base.
Such actions shall encompass the core sustainability elements of: living within the limits, understanding the interconnections among environment, culture, society and economy, and equitable distribution of resources and opportunities.
The town shall incorporate the following goals from the Environmental Strategic Plan (ESP, 2011 update) in all corporate initiatives and shall encourage respect for these within the community:
The following Guiding Principles, established in the Environmental Strategic Plan (ESP), version 2011, endorsed by Council on December 5, 2005, will be considered when developing and implementing sustainable environmental initiatives, services and programs:
For the purpose of this policy and related procedures Environment means the community’s natural and human surroundings. A community’s environment extends from the local community to the global system, and includes air, water, land, built form, and design, infrastructure, flora, fauna, as well as human beings.
Policy Number: EN-GEN-001
Author: Environmental Policy Department
Effective Date: 2009 Apr 06
Review by Date: 2020
Last Modified: 2015 Sep 21
Environmental Strategic Plan, (ESP) December 2005
Livable Oakville Official Plan
Town Master Plans
Clean Air Procedure
Clean Air Plan
Corporate Energy Demand Management Plan
Sustainable Green Building Procedure
Sustainable Energy Management Procedure
Oakville's Climate Change Strategy
Let's Be Livable Community Sustainability Plan
Oakville State of the Environment Reporting
Health Protection Air Quality By-law
Other procedures as implemented