What’s ahead in 2017? Future Oxford’s second year will look at specific targets in the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan using data from the Community Wellbeing Survey report. That report, released in December 2016, is helping to define quality of life in Oxford County now so that we can set direction for where we want to go in the future.
Future Oxford is also working with academic, research and business partners on plans for a “sustainability cluster”-- or centre of excellence-- in Oxford County. This will attract new investment and growth to our community.
We're also continuing work on Oxford's commitment to reaching 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community.
In February, the first phase of the County’s planned network of electric vehicle charging stations under the Oxford County Electric Vehicle Accessibility Plan will be launched, laying the foundation to support a stronger local infrastructure for this mode of lower-carbon travel.
On April 20, 2017, the second annual Future Oxford Expo takes place at the Oxford Auditorium in Woodstock, Ontario. This year’s Expo features expert speakers, exhibits, and a "Dragon's Den"-styled student competition that offers a cash prize-- and a chance to apply for Legacy Fund support-- to the student team with the best sustainable project pitch.
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