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Environmental Stewardship
Bow RiverThe Town of Banff values environmental stewardship. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a community within a national park we endeavour to be an environmental role model for communities around the world.

The Environmental Stewardship Policy (PDF) is the cornerstone of Banff's efforts.

  • We will meet or surpass all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  • We will continually improve environmental performance.
  • We will ensure environmental protection is considered in all decision-making.
  • We will strive to maintain and enhance a community culture that respects and reflects the environment.
  • We will involve all residents and stakeholders in promoting a sustainable community.

Current priority areas include:
  • Waste diversion and recycling
  • Energy efficiency
  • Organics, composting, and bio-solids
  • Municipal sustainable building policy
  • Town practices, purchasing, facilities, developments and events

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