The Environmental Sustainability division is dedicated to environmental compliance, public education, pollution prevention, and environmental sustainability and stewardship opportunities.
The division was established in 2002, facilitates environmental management, promotes sustainability, and implements the Council Vision 2025 for A Green Cityand the 2018 City Strategic Plan goal associated with being a beautiful and sustainable natural and built environment.
What Is Sustainability?
Sustainability is essentially defined as being a process or a state that can be maintained at a certain level indefinitely. In other words, it means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
A sustainable community means to work together within our community to create an attractive, clean area in which to live, and to protect the natural resources upon which all life is dependent - for example using energy and water more efficiently, managing our waste through recycling and composting, producing less waste, and reducing pollution.
The Environmental Sustainability Division supports a number of internal and public-facing efforts including: