• Green License Plate for an electric vehicle.

    Green Plates

    Got green plates? Use 400-series and QEW HOV lanes until June 30, 2016. Find out more...
  • Shoppers purchasing vegetables at the local Farmer's Market

    The Local Farmer’s Market

    Support local food growers by shopping at your local Farmers' Market.
  • Children bike riding in a park in Peterborough, Ontario

    Children Bike Riding in a Local Park

    Enjoy and protect our parks, trails and all other natural assets.
  • OURchange Climate Change Action Plan


    We are developing a local Climate Change Action Plan!

Sustainable Peterborough

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. The Sustainable Peterborough Plan defines what a Sustainable Peterborough will look like for the next generation, and sets goals, directions, and actions for balancing the environmental, socio-cultural, and economic pillars of sustainability.

Caring communities balancing prosperity, well-being and nature was the vision created by our community to reflect what the Greater Peterborough Area should look like in 25 years.

The plan was modelled after the Bruntland Commission’s definition of sustainability, namely development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Specifically, it means sustainability that seeks to find a balance between the environmental, socio-cultural, and economic pillars, known as the triple bottom line approach. Furthermore, it is also about maintaining our values and qualities for the next generations to enjoy, while working to mitigate threats to our future.

Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Awards

In order to recognize the numerous sustainable achievements of our partners, Sustainable
Peterborough launched of the Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Awards in 2015! There were eleven winners, one in each of Sustainable Peterborough’s theme areas, and three honourable mentions. Awards were presented during the Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Awards and Climate Change Action Plan Launch Event on March 1, 2016 at Market Hall. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your continued commitment to sustainability.

Climate Change Action Plan

CCAP photoWe’re developing a Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) for the Greater Peterborough Area!  To learn more about this project, please visit our website’s CCAP section.

Join the Conversation!

Sustainable Peterborough is seeking YOUR help in creating the Climate Change Action Plan. As we move into the third phase of the project we’re seeking your thoughts on the draft community actions.