The concept of sustainability is one of stewardship - to care, or take responsibility for something that one does not own. We believe that with the help of our community partners, we can work together towards the creation of a community that is healthy and sustainable. Our path is built upon partnerships with a diverse range of citizens, stakeholders, businesses and groups. Together we are and will be innovative and creative in defining our path and setting lofty goals to achieve a sustainable community.
Print books are available, featuring local images and project partners. For a printed copy of the Town's Sustainable Path document, please contact the Operations Department.
For a text version of The Sustainable Path Document is available at the following link: The Blue Mountains Sustainable Path
The Blue Mountains Sustainability Fund (Susty Fund) was created with the goal to advance sustainability in the Town. Funds are awarded to improve the Town’s environmental performance, foster sustainability literacy and community engagement, advance climate change adaption and mitigation, and demonstrate the viability of sustainability technologies.
Proposed projects must support the goals and objectives outlined in The Sustainable Path and must be consistent with the major planning documents of the Town including the Strategic Plan. The fund accepts small or large project proposals from charity and non-profit groups from or doing work in the Town. Approximately $5,000.00 will be available for each application intake to be allocated amongst successful proposals, and there will be one intake each year. The Budget Template, Proposal Form and Terms of Reference are available for download.
Submission Due Date: December 13 at midnight
Climate Change is a big scary issue and municipal operations contribute their own carbon footprint. The Town has created a Plan that works towards understanding the Town’s impact and reducing that impact.
The Town's full Energy Conservation and Management Plan is available upon request by contacting the Manager of Solid Waste and Environmental Initiatives.
In addition to the Energy Conservation and Management Plan, the Town, along with all Ontario municipalities are tracking building energy use. Tracking and planning work towards energy conservation and ultimately greenhouse gas reductions. Improving equipment operation, retrofitting lighting and equipment, modifying behaviour and relying more on renewable energy sources are part of the Town’s strategies to conserve energy, mitigate climate change and save money.