The City produced its first report on measuring sustainability in 2010. Since then, the City has had further technical working group discussions, and carried out a community survey to provide insight into attitudes towards sustainability and individual household actions that support sustainability. As a result of this work, data on a number of indicators not covered in the first report has now been obtained. As well, the original list of indicators has been updated and refined to better represent the number and variety of matters the municipality has an interest in tracking.

Within this site you will find measurements for the new 55 indicators of sustainability. The indicators are grouped into five sections: Healthy Environment, Healthy Economy, Healthy Society, Responsible Development, Responsible Consumption.

Within each section you can check out ideas and website links to information about what you and your family can do to live more sustainable and help make Pickering a more sustainable city.

Whatís next?
Now that our baseline sustainability condition has been established, with the help of the community we will begin setting measurable targets for our various indicators, and developing realistic action plans that will help move us toward these targets.

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