The City of Brampton demonstrates its commitment to the environment through many initiatives that protect, restore and enhance the city’s current and future environmental conditions. The City views Brampton’s environment in the broadest sense – from our diverse natural environment such as valleys, streams, woodlands and wetlands – to the built environment of our neighbourhoods and commercial and industrial centres – to constructing buildings, roads, sports facilities and parking lots.
The City has established the Brampton Environmental Planning Advisory Committee (BEPAC) which includes representatives from City Council and the development, business, academic and public sectors. With the support of BEPAC, the City is developing an environmental master plan that will set a long-term strategic roadmap to ensure we guide our growth in a manner that respects our natural environment.
Our community also plays an active role in protecting and preserving our natural environment. The Brampton Clean City Committee encourages residents and businesses to do their part to keep our city clean and green through cleanup events and environmental education.
The City of Brampton recently received the prestigious Bronze Plaque Award from the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association for the rehabilitation of 12 former gravel pits into a seven-kilometre series of interconnected parks that is now the Esker Park System. Brampton is the only community in Ontario to receive two of these awards. The first award was given for the City’s Professor’s Lake project.
By making wise choices to help protect and conserve our land, water, air and energy resources, the City of Brampton aims to nourish the health of the natural environment and create a lasting legacy for future generations.