Sustainability & Energy

The City of Surrey leads in sustainability and demonstrates this at every level. Our decisions and actions are guided by the Sustainability Charter, the City’s progressive 50-year vision for a sustainable community and overarching policy document.

We're following this Charter and ensuring Surrey remains livable and resilient by taking action on climate change across the community and demonstrating leadership in our own operations.

We’ve even developed an innovative online Sustainability Dashboard to let you track our progress across dozens of socio-cultural, economic and environmental indicators over time, demonstrating our commitment to Sustainability.

Sign up for our quarterly Sustainability newsletter to stay up to date on sustainability and climate news with the City of Surrey.

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Sustainability & Climate Strategies

Check out Surrey's strategies to foster a sustainable, climate-friendly community.

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Measuring Sustainability

Visit the Sustainability Dashboard to see the award-winning progress we're making on sustainability.

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Sustainable Living

Enhance Surrey's environment with small changes around the house, your community, or in your garden.

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District Energy

Discover one of the new sustainability initiatives that helped us earn the Environmental Stewardship and Community Improvement Award.

Electric Vehicle and Level 3 Charging Station

Electric Vehicles

Explore a map of Surrey's alternative vehicle fuelling stations, and join Surrey in reducing community greenhouse gas emissions.

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Sustainable Development

Improve the environment and support your community through the 2-stage Checklist as part of a land development application or building permi [...]

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Partners in Sustainability

See how our partnerships in sustainability are helping us deliver programs to the community, and bring new ideas and innovations to Surrey.

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Clean Energy City Award

The Clean Energy City Award recognizes people and organizations that conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community.

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Sustainability Charter

Explore the key document we use to guide sustainable growth in Surrey.