Brampton City Council has unanimously approved the update of the Brampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan (EMP), building on its commitment to being a Green City.
The update highlights environmental successes since the EMP was released in 2014 and provides a refreshed action plan with 60 “high-impact” actions the next decade. Initiatives include expanding the community gardens program, pursuing a Bee City designation, establishing a climate change adaptation plan and creating water efficiency strategies for municipal facilities.
The Brampton Grow Green EMP is the city’s blueprint for improving environmental sustainability internally and across the community. First released in 2014, the EMP outlines a vision, guiding principles, goals and actions for a more sustainable future, and performance metrics and targets to drive and evaluate progress.
It has been the catalyst for many of the plans, policies, projects, and environmental practices.
“We are dedicated to ensuring this term of council priority is reflected in everything we do. The updated Plan is a key document that will strategically drive sustainability forward in Brampton for the next decade,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.
“We are on a journey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in Brampton by 80 per cent by 2050, and the updated Brampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan will support this mission,” city councillor Doug Whillans said in the statement. “We have impactful plans to make real change in the community and build a better future.”
“City staff are dedicated to creating sustainable change through the updated Brampton Grow Green Environmental Master Plan,” said the city’s chief administrative officer, David Barrick. “We will continue to work with our partners and stakeholders to implement this important action plan.”