Sustainability

"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors. We borrow it from our Children."     Ancient Indian Proverb

The Town of Black Diamond is committed to being a healthy, attractive and economically viable community.  We work hard to provide the kind of leadership that makes it possible for our residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy all the benefits of a sustainable future.  We're proud of the vision, values and goals we have developed for our great community.

A sustainability plan is really about leaving a legacy for future generations. In 2012, the Town incorporated the Municipal Sustainability Plan into the Town's Strategic Plan, to ensure that the goals and achievements are reviewed on a regular basis, and are incorporated into every day's decisions.  

For the Town of Black Diamond, developing a sustainability plan is about much more than developing our Town today and in the future.  What it's really about is leaving a legacy for those that will come after us...our children, grandchildren and the generations that will live, work and thrive in this beautiful land.  That legacy will be provided long into the future through choices that are consciously embraced today; accountability, environmental stewardship, social inclusion and responsibility, economic sustainability and cultural sustainability.