Sustainability is a characteristic of a process or state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely. A frequent reference point for the concept of sustainability is the work of the World Commission on Environment and Development, known as the Brundtland Commission, in the 1980's. In its report 'Our Common Future', the Commission defined sustainable development as that which 'meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' This concept has much relevance in Kamloops as our community continues efforts to achieve a balance of the integrated goals of economic prosperity, social well-being, and environmental stewardship.
The Sustainable Kamloops Plan is complex and broad in scope. It helps to see the framework as a whole.
» download the framework chart
Kamloops' Vision of Sustainability
In 2050, Kamloops, Canada's Tournament Capital, is an innovative, vibrant and diverse community. Social, economic, and environmental challenges are welcomed as opportunities to further enhance its beautifully unique landscape. It is known for its bold ecological and healthy living initiatives that shape one of the most inviting and liveable cities in Canada. Kamloops offers a wide variety of housing choices that provides affordable and attractive neighbourhoods. It continues to minimize its corporate and community footprint and leads by example when making sustainable choices for future generations.
Kamloops is a place where blue skies, clean air, and fresh water complement the strong sense of belonging, where residents feel safe and secure, where community input is valued and encouraged, and where all citizens have abundant opportunities to live, learn, work, and play.
Sustainable Kamloops Plan
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UPDATE: REPORT TO COUNCIL
This report summarizes the 19 key sustainability components outlined in the SKP, the original targets, the progress made to date, and what is left to do.
» May 29, 2013 Report to Council
UPDATE: DRAFT CORPORATE ENERGY AND EMISSIONS MANAGEMENT PLAN
This plan is intended to be a living document guiding the direction and actions necessary to achieve the corporate energy reduction goals outlined in the SKP.
» Dec 12, 2013 Draft Corporate Energy and Emissions Management Plan
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