In November 2007, York Regional Council approved the York Region Sustainability Strategy. This key document represents the first of many steps towards stronger sustainability and will position the Region as a leader in this field.
The Sustainability Strategy provides a new approach to decision-making integrating the environment, economy and community, as well as, emphasizing engagement, monitoring and continuous improvement.
This Sustainability Strategy will inform Regional initiatives to address the dynamic growth forecasted for the Region by using the nine principles of implementation.
|Principle 1||Provide a long-term perspective on sustainability.|
|Principle 2||Evaluate using the triple bottom-line elements of environment, economy and community.|
|Principle 3||Create a culture of continuous improvement, minimizing impact, maximizing innovation and increasing resiliency.|
|Principle 4||Identify specific short-term achievable actions that contribute towards a sustainability legacy.|
|Principle 5||Set targets, monitor and report progress.|
|Principle 6||Foster partnerships and public engagement.|
|Principle 7||Create a spirit of stewardship, shared responsibility and collaboration.|
|Principle 8||Raise the level of sustainability awareness through education, dialogue and reassessment.|
|Principle 9||Promote sustainable lifestyles and re-evaluation of our consumption and expectations.|
The Water for Tomorrow program promoting water-efficiency and conservation directly supports our Sustainability Strategy.
Click here to learn more about York Region's Sustainability Strategy.