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Sustainability Plans for Towns and Cities

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Initiative Objective:

Initiative Objective

Towns and cities across the country are developing and implementing sustainability plans. These plans are the work of local leaders and concerned citizens who want to make a difference and build sustainability into everyday life. Implementation involves the work and cooperation of many people who are interested in creating a more sustainable community. Major areas of concentration are air quality, water quality, hazardous materials, green building standards, economic development, solid waste, transportation, recycling, open space and food. To create a workable plan, all aspects of a community must be addressed. 

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Advisors for Sustainability Plans For Towns And Cities : what is this?

Andrew C. Watterson

Chief of Sustainability, City of Clevelnd

Cleveland, OH

Bill Finch

City of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

Daphne Dixon

Conscious Decisions and GreenTowns

Fairfield, CT

Jenita McGowan

City of Cleveland Office of Sustainability

Cleveland, OH

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