Environmental Master Plan
The Environmental Master Plan (EMP) is a strategic plan that will guide Beaumont’s progress towards our environmental goals over the next three decades. On August 10, 2021, City Council approved an updated EMP.
In 2020 a process was launched to review and update the 2013 Environmental Master Plan (EMP). The goal of updating the plan was to ensure that the City continues to meet its environmental goals and that it addresses environmental impacts, issues, and services in the City of Beaumont. The process of updating the EMP involved two phases of public engagement, and insights gained from the community were incorporated into the 2021 EMP. On August 10, 2021, the new EMP was approved.
The 2021 EMP is a comprehensive strategic plan to guide Beaumont’s environmental initiatives for the period of 2021 to 2026. The plan is a long-range, strategic plan for the next 30 years. It outlines the vision, goals, measurable outcomes, and actions for the next five years. The plan includes a number of focus areas, including air, community design, ecology, energy, waste and water, through which environmental progress will be made and measured. The EMP provides an integrated approach to environmental sustainability, where different departments within the City of Beaumont and the community at large will work together efficiently to achieve environmental goals and support positive environmental progress. The vision is for the City and community of Beaumont to work together to make sustainable choices to preserve the natural environment for future generations.