Create or participate in a marketing/outreach/incentive program to promote/achieve residential energy/water use reduction and energy efficiency.
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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.
Build public support and legal validity to long-term infrastructural and regulatory strategy.
Develop efficient land patterns that generate community health and wealth.
Adopt commercial development and design standards for auto-oriented development corridors and clusters.
Adopt development ordinances or processes that protect natural systems and valued community assets.
Create a network of green complete streets that improves city quality of life, public health, and adds value to surrounding properties.
Increase active transportation and alternatives to single-occupancy car travel.
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.
Implement an environmentally sound management program for decentralized wastewater treatment systems.
Resilient Economic and Community Development
Adopt outcome measures for GreenStep and other city sustainability efforts, and engage community members in ongoing education, dialogue, and campaigns.
Remove barriers to and encourage installation of renewable energy generation capacity.
Strengthen local food and fiber production and access.
Plan and prepare for extreme weather, adapt to changing climatic conditions, and foster stronger community connectedness and social and economic vitality.