Conserve/protect drinking/groundwater resources by creating a water-wise landscaping ordinance/guidance, WaterSense purchasing program, or guidance on rainwater harvesting and home water softener use.
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Buildings and Lighting
Provide incentives for energy, water and sustainability improvements in existing residential, not-for-profit and commercial buildings/building sites.
Construct new buildings to meet or qualify under a green building framework.
Build public support and legal validity to long-term infrastructural and regulatory strategy.
Adopt development ordinances or processes that protect natural systems and valued community assets.
Add city tree and plant cover that conserves topsoils and increases community health, wealth, quality of life.
Increase active lifestyles and property values by enhancing the city's green infrastructure.
Improve local water bodies to sustain their long-term ecological function and community benefits.
Resilient Economic and Community Development
Remove barriers to and encourage installation of renewable energy generation capacity.
Strengthen local food and fiber production and access.