Sustainability & Environment

Esquimalt is committed to sustainability and protecting the environment and is taking steps to become a leader and innovator in sustainable community development.

What is sustainability?

One of the first and most commonly cited definitions of sustainability was created by the Brundtland Commission (formerly the World Commission on Environment and Development), led by former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland.  

Sustainability is defined as “…meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (Brundtland Report)

Find links to initiatives, resources, and rebates to support energy efficiency and a sustainable future: