The following sections provides information on sustainability, climate resiliency, the green economy, and green infrastructure.
The National Environmental Policy Act committed the United States to sustainability. Sustainability is the principle that everything that humans need for our survival and well-being depends on the natural environment and that we must maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in harmony to support present and future generations. Learn more about sustainability.
A green economy is defined as low carbon, resource efficient, and socially inclusive. In a green economy, growth there is enhanced energy and resource efficiency, prevention of the loss of biodiversity, reduced carbon emissions, reduced pollution, and growth is driven is by public and private investments. Learn more about the green economy.
The EPA’s Enhancing Communities with Green Infrastructure is a report to help guide communities to better stormwater while achieving other public health, environmental, social, and economic benefits. Read the report.
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