Join the conversation about Environmental Sustainability
Each month you can discuss trends and ideas on increasing sustainability in Jasper.
Sign up by filling out this quick online form: Community Conversation Participant Application
Meetings are the third Wednesday of every month from 11AM to 12PM (excluding July, August and December). You can join online or in person.
Do you want to be involved, but this is not a good time for you? To share your ideas, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write a letter or present to council if you have a specific and clear ask about how Jasper can be a more sustainable community. Read more about how to contact council.
Connect with sustainability focused groups in Jasper!
Check out the following organizations that work towards making Jasper a sustainable community:
- Jasper Food Recovery Email: email@example.com
- Protect our Winters Jasper Chapter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alpine Club of Canada Phone: 780-852-6544
- Friends of Jasper National Park Phone: 780-852-4767
Learn more about community groups in Jasper.
Sustainability in action
We can work towards sustainability through collective and individual action.
- Walk or bike
- Drink from the tap or fill your reusable bottle.
- Start composting: Learn more about composting in Jasper
- Recycle: Learn more about recycling facilities in Jasper.
- Ask the post office to stop receiving flyers in your PO box.
- Shop local instead of ordering online to reduce cardboard and packaging waste.
- Bring your own Bag when you go shopping.
- Bring your own Tupperware or to-go mug with you when you buy food or drink.
Be a conscious consumer:
Ask yourself these questions before buying something:
- Can I make it?
- Can I borrow it?
- Do I really need this?
Support local – even if it costs more: Research shows that local businesses are more connected to their communities and have increase community engagement and support.
Buy second hand or used products when you can: check out the Jasper Buy and Sell Page and the United Church Thrift Sale.
Research the products you buy and choose to support sustainable brands.
Plastic Checkout Bag Ban
We ask shoppers to use reusable bags to reduce single use plastic. We encourage businesses to stop providing plastic checkout bags.
Read about the details:
Bylaw 215: Waste Reduction Regulation Bylaw
Plastic Checkout Bag Ban Business and Resident Feedback - May 2019
Municipality of Jasper Waste Reduction Bylaw
We encourage compliance by July 1, 2019