What is Sustainability?
If you look up the word sustain
in the dictionary, you'll see definitions that include "to keep up or keep going" or "to keep in existence; to maintain."
Referring to the environment, sustainability
is the term to describe the efforts that public and private organizations as well as individuals undertake to minimize their impact on the environment.
City and Regional Efforts
On February 24, 2009, the Ferguson City Council adopted Ordinance #2009-3382
, which imposes energy-conservation requirements, recycling guidelines, and regulations relating to the design and construction of new and remodeled homes and buildings.
In an effort to help the City and residents "go green", we have created this page to share information about what the City and other organizations in our region are doing to improve our environment, and how you can help as well, from the comfort of your own home!
If you would like to learn more about any of the following efforts, please follow the educational link(s) below.
As they become available, other documents and information will be provided below.
- Annual Environmental Impact Report - this document highlights the efforts made by the City since the Ordinance was adopted in February 2009. In future years, this report will be provided to residents on an annual basis as required by City Council.
- FOCUS St. Louis' Environmental Sustainability Roadmap - this is a toolkit that local governments can use to help aide in their green efforts. It covers best practices on everything from transportation to energy and water. Shameless plug: Ferguson is mentioned a time or two for some of our ongoing efforts.