Focus-Sustainable-Environment

The City is a leader in sustainability and will address issues of environmental preservation and climate change in all areas of service. The City will protect open space and natural areas and will promote sustainable practices within the community. Programs, projects, and services will be developed with sustainability in mind.


Having a sustainable environment means:

  • Creating and preserving opportunities and land where residents can readily access nature
  • Continuing a strong focus on exceptional natural resource stewardship and ecologically sound and sustainable operations
  • Addressing abrupt and long-term climate changes increasing business risk to supply chains, infrastructure, and facilities
  • Protecting and improving the quality of air, water, and night skies
  • Conserving resources, including energy and water, and cultivating a healthy ecosystem
  • Careful stewardship of, and access to, open lands and natural areas
  • A comprehensive and connected system of natural areas and open space
  • Partnerships with local, regional, state, and national affiliates to achieve desired goals and outcomes
  • Integrating renewable energy technologies for the electric grid
  • Solid waste reduction and diversion
  • Promoting the use of sustainable building and site design techniques

Outcomes

We will sustain and enhance the environment by protecting natural resources and striving to be carbon neutral.


Strategic Goals

  1. Protect open space
  2. Encourage businesses and community members to adopt green initiatives
  3. Plan ahead for progressive technologies and business methods
  4. Focus on climate change and resilience
  5. Update and accomplish the goals established in the City of Coconut Creek Green Plan