The environment is very important to residents living in Waterloo Region. They understand the role that growth and other factors have on the environment and recognize that a healthy environment is essential to the quality of life the public is seeking.
Regional Council approved the Region's current strategic plan, "Strategic Focus 2011-2014", which incorporates environmental sustainability within the vision for the Region of Waterloo:
"Waterloo Region will be an inclusive, thriving and sustainable community
committed to maintaining harmony between rural and urban areas and
fostering opportunities for current and future generations."
This follows up on the commitments made in the 'Strategic Focus 2007-2010' to consider the environment in decisions made by the Region.