As a municipality, there are steps we can take to ensure that we don't harm our environment. We don't need to tear down forests and disrupt our wildlife in the name of development. These natural landscapes that we have in the city need to be preserved, and the animals that live there need to be protected. There are powers within municipal jurisdiction that can play a big part in the preservation of local environments. Municipalities are also in a position where they can lobby the province so that the environment is protected on a larger scale.