As the impacts of climate change and other environmental issues become more evident, an increasing number of municipalities are recognizing the need to take steps to increase their sustainability. By addressing priority issues, such as climate change and energy conservation, municipalities are not only reducing their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, but are being rewarded by economic, social and environmental benefits. As municipalities take incremental stems now to increase their capacity to address sustainability issues, they are making it easier for future generations to cope with inevitable change.
The following resources have been developed by NSFM (either solely or in collaboration with federal provincial, municipal, university or private sector partners) to assist municipalities in their efforts to become leaders in sustainability. They are grouped in the following categories: Sustainability & ICSPs, Climate Change/Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Active Transportation.