The Ecological Footprint is a sustainability accounting tool that measures the environmental impact of human consumption.
New Development Investment
Saskatoon is growing. The location of new development and the amount that is being invested shows how the City’s planning policies are being put into action.
Bird Population Count
Birds play an important role in our urban ecosystem and monitoring their numbers over time can help us to understand the impact we are having on our environment.
Community gardens on public land provide opportunities to grow food for residents that do not otherwise have access to land suitable for gardening.
Parks provide habitat for birds and other animals, and greenspace and recreation opportunities for city residents and visitors. Many parks are naturalized and support significant biodiversity.
Population density measures the number of people living in a given area. Higher density can contribute to sustainability.
Saskatoon’s urban forest provides shade, habitat for birds and other animals, air purification, GHG sequestration, and beauty and character for our neighbourhoods and city.