About Sustainability

Future Oxford: A Community Sustainability Plan creates a vision of a sustainable community that balances community, environmental and financial interests. 70 actions have been put forward in the final draft of the Future Oxford Plan. 

Read the Community Sustainability Plan. 

 

Background

The Community Sustainability Plan will guide a range of decisions that impact quality of life in our communities for generations to come, including new landfill development, source water protection, caring for an aging population, waste management and other concerns.

The Plan will be founded on a decision-making framework that balances the County’s collective social, environmental and economic interests. For more information on how the project started and what's been done so far, visit the News section or Speak Up, Oxford!  

 

"I have seen how community engagement can build better communities through world travel to various countries. I see this as an opportunity to implement these changes at home."

Marilyn Price, Oxford County Community Sustainability Steering Committee member

"As someone involved in a worldwide movement to reinvest in green energy, I want to see what we can do right now to move towards an economy that is renewable, green, and doesn’t destroy the planet in the process."

Jurgen van Dijken, Oxford County Community Sustainability Steering Committee member


About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 109,000 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford’s municipalities are Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock, Ingersoll, Norwich, South-West Oxford, Tillsonburg, Woodstock and Zorra.

One of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, Oxford County also boasts a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector that is bolstered by its choice location at the crossing of Highways 401 and 403. The County is home to a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails.

Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan. See more of Oxford at www.tourismoxford.ca