Community Sustainability Plan

Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan

"Future Oxford: A Community Sustainability Plan" was adopted by County Council on September 9, 2015.

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What is Sustainability?

The County of Oxford embraces sustainability as a lens to create an integrated and effective approach to addressing challenges, including economic and social inequities, human health, ecosystem decline and sustainable community development. 

The figure below illustrates the economic, social and ecological dimensions. This concept of sustainability contrasts with the three legs of the stool approach, which was based on the premise that the social, ecological and economic legs were equally important. The nested circle framework recognizes that social and economic activity occurs within ecological limits.