Sustainable Peterborough

Peterborough County is proud to be a champion of Sustainable Peterborough and holding the Chair position of the Coordinating Committee.

Sustainable Peterborough is a community based, regional collaborative working to integrate the sustainability framework identified in the Community Sustainability Plan throughout the Greater Peterborough Area.

In the Sustainable Peterborough Plan, the community identified 11 theme areas that are significant to the Greater Peterborough Area.

The 11 Theme Areas

Agriculture and Local Food

Climate Change

Cultural Assets

Economic Development and Employment


Healthy Communities

Land Use Planning

Natural Assets




Climate Change Action Plan

Sustainable Peterborough has developed a Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for the Greater Peterborough Area to reduce local contributions to climate change and prepare the community for present and future changes.

The CCAP will contain goals, actions and emission targets that fit with and address the needs of each local municipality and First Nation with an overarching goal to:

  • Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Reduce the use of fossil fuels;
  • Lower our energy consumption; and
  • Adapt to our changing climate.