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10 Branches of Sustainability
Sustainable Okotoks has become a chosen way of life for our residents and businesses. Our community believes in working together holistically in maintaining Okotoks' standard of living and creating a better world for our future generations.
These branches build off the four pillars of Sustainable Okotoks: environmental stewardship, social conscience, economic opportunity, and fiscal responsibility. Decision making, like nature itself, is inter-connected as a system; one branch impacts the other, requiring careful consideration of trade-offs and balance in the decision making process.
An Okotoks Definition(s) of Sustainability
Sustainability is not a magic pill that can be taken once. It is not a single tool or design feature. It is not a short term vision. Rather, it is a long range philosophy towards design, construction and utilization and maintenance of the built environment that attempts to reduce our human footprint.
Why should we be so ambitious in our thinking, and in our effort?
A Better Pocketbook
Energy and water costs are rising and conservation technologies are getting cheaper. Invest now in cheaper bills down the road.
For the Sake of our Children and Grandchildren
We care about our children's future. We depend on the services nature provides for us. We need to defend, protect and enhance our environment if we want to leave the world a better place for future generations.
It's the Right Thing to Do
By selecting a greener future we choose to have a reduced impact on the environment and influence the direction of developing technologies and material.