Environmental Stewardship

Model Green Community
The community of Jasper is located in Jasper National Park - the largest Canadian Rocky Mountain National Park, and part of a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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What is Environmental Stewardship?
Environmental stewardship is an ethic or a paradigm which embodies cooperative planning and management of our resources. Environmental stewardship inspires communities to actively engage and allows us to recognize that we are all caretakers of the environment and economy for the benefit of present and future generations.

Environmental stewardship allows us to balance the impacts of our decisions today with the needs of future generations – this ethic also includes safeguarding the health of resources such as water, air, soil and species biodiversity.

Current Priorities
  • Waste diversion and recycling
  • Energy efficiency
  • Composting including organics and bio-solids
  • Advice on practices, purchasing, facilities, development and events
  • Public outreach and education
About the Program
The Municipality of Jasper and Jasper National Park, recognizing their common interest in promoting environmental sustainability and stewardship in Jasper, have established the Environmental Stewardship program.

Given our location in a national park, the Municipality of Jasper works toward becoming a model green community which embraces environmental stewardship through:
  • Promoting cooperative planning and management of our resources
  • Inspiring community members to actively engage in environmental responsibility processes
  • Balancing impacts of our actions today for the benefit of present and future generations
  • Safeguarding resources such as water, air, soil and species biodiversity
Duties & Responsibilities
The Environmental Stewardship Coordinator works to:
  • Provide leadership to and work as a liaison between the Municipality of Jasper and Parks Canada to ensure their activities and programs meet the strategies and goals in the area of environmental community sustainability
  • Develop and manage an environmental stewardship program that establishes procedures and methods by which the Municipality of Jasper and Jasper National Park will meet or exceed legal and policy requirements
  • Work with the community of Jasper, the Municipality of Jasper, and Parks Canada to establish short and long term strategic goals and actions for the Municipality of Jasper and Parks Canada to direct their work towards a high level of environmental performance
  • Research alternatives, offer creative environmental solutions, and instil an understanding of how our actions can affect the national park community