Community Sustainability Plan

As early as 2008, when the City of Markham first launched our strategic plan – Building Markham’s Future Together, Markham has been working to create a safe and sustainable community. The City launched our groundbreaking Greenprint, Markham's Community Sustainability Plan [PDF] in 2011, to improve our natural environment and enhance the quality of life in our City. Our Greenprint is a 50 plus year plan with a bold vision and a strong leadership commitment to make Markham one of the most livable and sustainable communities in North America.

Climate change is a real and present threat to our global community. Markham has been working hard to establish initiatives and programs that promote:

  • energy conservation and efficiency
  • green technology
  • food security
  • environmental enhancement
  • protection of natural species, and
  • waste diversion and recycling.

Together these programs have dramatically reduced Markham’s carbon footprint and improved our natural environment.

Our Vision

A leader in developing liveable neighbourhoods, a healthier community and continuing prosperity.

Our Goal

Protect the public and respect the natural and built environments through excellence in sustainable community, planning, and infrastructure management programs.

Our Initiatives

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