Adopt environmentally preferable purchasing policies and practices to improve health and environmental outcomes.
Set minimum sustainability standards to reduce the impact of your concrete use, asphalt, roadbed aggregate, or other construction materials.
Add city tree and plant cover that conserves topsoils and increases community health, wealth, quality of life.
Adopt best practices for urban tree planting/quality; require them in private developments and/or use them in at least one development project.
Minimize the volume of and pollutants in rainwater runoff by maximizing green infrastructure.
Adopt and implement guidelines or design standards/incentives for at least one of the following stormwater infiltration/reuse practices:
Increase active lifestyles and property values by enhancing the city's green infrastructure.
Create park/city land management standards/practices that maximize at least one of the following:
Increase waste prevention, reuse and recycling, moving to a lower-consumption, more cyclical, biological approach to materials management.
Arrange for a residential and/or business/institutional source-separated organics collection/management program.
Resilient Economic and Community Development
Expand a greener, more resilient business sector.
Strengthen value-added businesses utilizing local "waste" material.
Promote green businesses that are recognized under a local, regional or national program.
Conduct or participate in a buy local campaign for community members and local businesses.