Tip You can't vote for your own question.
Tip You must be logged in to rate questions.
According to the Breaking New Ground: Promoting Environmental and Energy Programs in Local Government report only 1 in 6 local governments are adopting plans and procedures to address sustainability issues in their community.
What are some ways your community is encouraging and addressing the issue of sustainability at the local level?
Tip Are you sharing an answer? Enter it in the space below.
TipYou can't vote for your own answer.
TipYou must be logged in to rate answers.
So in the broad view, Local Government strategic plans are sustainability plans...addressing all three pillars of sustainability. If you are talking about "Environmental Sustainability", Mecklenburg County has adopted as part of it's strategic plan a focus on "Sustainable Community". We have 5 indicies that are measured (air, water, waste, green space, and internal environmental leadership) and these measures are reported annually. The County does not have jurisdiction over energy issues...so broadening our scope to address this community issue is a challege (although not insurmountable). So the need to help local governments really define what sustainability means for them and how that fits into the larger community is the issue I see. We are beginning to have that discussion.
You might be interested in the results of the ICMA survey on this topic at: http://icma.org/en/icma/newsroom/highlights/Article/100678/Sustainability_Survey_Results_Show_Local_Governments_Progress
to post your answer.
This question was sent to:
International City/County Management Association 777 North Capitol Street NE, Suite 500Washington, DC 20002-4201
800-745-8780/202-962-3680 | fax 202-962-3500
Sign Up for E-Newsletters