The Town of Okotoks has committed to promote environmental responsibility and be a recognized leader in environmental stewardship. Future growth plans will maintain the values and principles that are important to residents, such as maintaining a friendly, safe and connected community. We will continue to protect the pristine Sheep River Valley and our commitment to Okotoks as a sustainable community that embraces environmental stewardship. We will continue to work, live and plan in harmony with the environment and our neighbours, and to maintain the community each of us has grown to love.
Building a Sustainable Future for Okotoks
Learn more about some of the recent initiatives the Town has participated in, including the Alberta Municipal Solar Program, Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program and the Recreation Energy Conservation Program.
*Storm cloud photo credit: Lisa Forseth
Environmental Master Plan
The Environmental Master Plan (EMP) is a comprehensive long-term community plan that identifies, prioritizes and sets specific goals and targets for key environmental initiatives for the Town and the community. It encompasses all aspects of the environment, from developing new land, to sustainable practices for energy, water, waste, emissions, urban forests, construction, and transportation networks – anything that impacts the natural world.
Resilient Okotoks: Climate Action Plan
The Town has created this Climate Action Plan (CAP) to guide Okotoks on the course to this desired future. It has been designed to meet the Town of Okotoks’ target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, while also making the community more resilient and a better place to live. It establishes a detailed pathway to 2033 with guidance to 2050, while highlighting strategies that will help move the community forward for many years to come.