2020 Environmental Stewardship Strategy (ESS) Survey
RequiredRequired Question(s)
During the development of the 2016 Municipal Sustainability Plan (MSP), two actions to build environmental performance and awareness were identified; first, to develop and approve an Environmental Stewardship Strategy (ESS) with key focus areas on water, land, energy, buildings & infrastructure, waste, and air; the second action to develop an environmental  program with key elements being awareness through communications and signage for Town infrastructure.

As per the MSP, the ESS will highlight policy direction, standards improvement, community programs, and resource needs. This will allow the Town to identify the most important actions to reduce environmental impact and initiate community programs with the objective to advance the goal of a healthy environment regarding water, land, energy, buildings and infrastructure, waste and air.
1. The Environmental Stewardship Strategy has six focus areas. Please rank the following focus areas in order of importance, with 1 being the area you believe is the most important for The Town to focus on and 6 the least important.

(1 = Most)
Water (How the Town manages water resources to reduce use and improve quality. This includes (potable, non-potable, wastewater and stormwater)
Land (How the Town manages growth, natural spaces and the landscape. This includes parks and green spaces, trails, water bodies, nature scaping)
Air (How the Town manages emissions and improves air quality. This includes greenhouse gas emissions and transportation)
Energy (How the Town manages energy use and increased use of renewable energy. This includes renewable energy, reduction in energy consumption, energy efficiency)
Waste (How the Town manages waste to increase waste diversion. This includes solid waste, hazardous materials, e-waste)
Building and Infrastructure (How the Town builds and maintains these assets to reduce environmental impact. This includes energy efficient and/or recycled material construction products, low impact design measures)