Sustainability has many interpretations. From a systems perspective, it is the ability of a system to maintain itself indefinitely. Operationally, sustainability has to do with how we use the resources around us. It means ensuring our choices today do not impair the choices available to future generations.
The most famous definition of sustainability comes from the Brundtland Commission and its report “Our Common Future,” which was released over twenty-five years ago in 1987 in which it states “Sustainable development is the ability to meet the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
We recognize that the economy and society can only function within a larger environmental system, and are limited by the health of that natural environment. The City of Thunder Bay has made sustainability a priority by recognizing it as a principle underlying our Strategic Plan, through our Corporate Environmental Policy, and through the development of the CEAP, our first integrated community sustainability plan.
Community Environmental Action Plan Coordinator
|Address:||Victoriaville Civic Centre
111 Syndicate Avenue S
PO Box 800
Thunder Bay ON
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