Embedding Sustainability into the Culture of Municipal Government - FREE Webinar with The Natural Step Nov.3rd

Oct 25, 2011 2:30 PM ET

Embedding Sustainability into the Culture of Municipal Government - FREE Webina…

  • Start: Nov 3 2011 - 1:00pm

  • End: Nov 3 2011 - 2:00pm

A culture of sustainability is one in which organizational members hold shared assumptions and beliefs about what sustainability means for their organization, where they are in relation to that, and what they are doing to bridge that gap.

Join us on November 3 to learn more about Embedding Sustainability into the Culture of Municipal Government

Over the past year The Natural Step Canada, in collaboration with Dr. Stephanie Bertels of Simon Fraser University, conducted research on the activities municipal governments are working on to embed sustainability into their organizational culture. Our team has worked with municipalities from across the country to tailor the approach to the municipal context and distil lessons learned about implementation on the ground in municipalities from across the country.

We’ve worked hard to create a useful resource for municipal governments and practitioners who are supporting them. Our aim is to provide practical guidance for municipal practitioners and organizations, based on leading research, to support a culture of sustainability in municipalities across the country. Download a Summary of Key Findings to date here.

During the webinar you will receive a brief overview of the portfolio approach to embedding sustainability into the culture of municipal government and hear some of the innovative “Best” and “Next” practices municipal governments are working on. Participants will receive an advance copy of our report and we will also provide a brief overview of our newest training offering on this topic.


We are also offering a series of 1-day workshops across Canada for those who wish to add this resource to their sustainability tool belt. Learn more and register today!

If you would like to learn more about this webinar, the project, the final report, and/or the workshops, please contact John Purkis at jpurkis(at)naturalstep.ca or 613.748.3001 x227.

We’d like to extend our gratitude to our generous funders, HB Lanarc (A Member of the Golder Group of Companies) and Enerkem, and to all of the participating municipalities for their contributions to this project. Thank you, as well, to the Network for Business Sustainability for their support of practical research to advance the sustainability field.


About The Natural Step Canada

The Natural Step Canada is a dynamic non-profit organization with over a decade of experience helping organizations and individuals understand and make meaningful progress toward sustainability.

WE ENVISION... a sustainable world in which individuals, communities, and businesses thrive within nature's limits.

WE STRIVE... to inspire, educate, and connect Canadian leaders to accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable world.