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Community Sustainability Plan

The Greater Peterborough Area Community Sustainability Plan was adopted by City Council in April 2012.

Climate Change Action Plan

The City of Peterborough adopted their Climate Change Action Plan in December 2016. The Plan includes a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 30% by 20131 as well as the actions recommended to reach our target.  A copy of the Greater Peterborough Area Climate Change Action Plan is available at the City of Peterborough Climate Change Action Plan is available at



City of Peterborough Sustainability Office

The City of Peterborough is actively pursuing sustainable activities and projects such as energy and water conservation, electric vehicle charging stations, generation of renewable energy, right sizing vehicles, and creating a greenhouse gas inventory for the City of Peterborough and the community.

The City of Peterborough has taken a progressive approach to sustainability by acting as the lead municipality in the development of an integrated Community Sustainability Plan, as a member of Sustainable Peterborough Coordinating Committee, and most recently, leading the Greater Peterborough Area Community Climate Change Plan.

For 2017, the City will continue to offer a Low-Flow Toilet Replacement Rebate of $50 per toilet when replacing an old toilet with a WaterSense certified toilet.


Melanie Kawalec, Sustainability Manager
500 George Street North,
Peterborough, Ontario   K9H 3R9
705-742-7777 ext. 1441  

Greater Peterborough Area Community Sustainability Plan, known as Sustainable Peterborough

Sustainable Peterborough is a group of community members from across the Greater Peterborough Area working together to coordinate and implement the sustainability framework identified in the Community Sustainability Plan. "Caring communities balancing prosperity, well-being and nature" was the goal created by our community to reflect what the Greater Peterborough Area should look like in 25 years.

The Sustainability Peterborough Plan was modelled after the Bruntland definition of sustainability, namely development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Sustainability that seeks to find a balance between the environment, socio-cultural, and economic pillars, known as the triple bottom line approach. It is also about maintaining our values and qualities for future generations to enjoy, while working to mitigate threats to our future.