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Corporate Sustainability

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.


Environmental Master Plan coverEnvironmental 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.

Okotoks Environmental Master Plan (PDF)

 

Climate Action Plan Report coverResilient 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.

Learn more about CAP

Learn more about the Town's long range plans, which set out the framework to guide long-range planning and development.

Long range plans

Community Vision and the EMP

In 2014, the Town undertook a diverse Community Visioning Project that asked our citizens what they valued most and what they wanted our community to look like in 60 years. Through this innovative and comprehensive community consultation process, a renewed long-range Community Vision for Okotoks was created.

The Community Vision set the direction for Okotoks’ future growth and formed the foundation for the development of all plans, including the EMP.

Diagram on how all Okotoks plans relate to one another

*Storm cloud photo credit: Lisa Forseth