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Is Omaha achieving its new environmental vision? You can now track progress with the Environment Omaha Dashboard.

On Dec. 14, 2010, the Omaha City Council adopted the Environmental Element as a component of the city’s master plan. Developed during a two-year process known as Environment Omaha, it contains more than 600 recommendations in five sections – the natural environment, urban form + transportation, resource conservation, community health and building construction. A set of measurements was created for each section. Progress toward achieving these measurements is listed below by section (the building construction section will be added as information becomes available). Updates will be issued on a quarterly basis.

Natural Environment

The measurements:

  • By 2020, all Omaha residents will be within one-half mile of public open space.
  • Achieve attainment of the State Surface Water Quality Standards in Omaha lakes and streams by 2025.
  • Reduce number of air quality related health alert days to 20 by 2015 and 10 by 2020.
  • By 2020, reduce night sky luminance to less than 200% Natural Nighttime Sky Luminance in public parks and open spaces and 20% below 2012 levels everywhere else.

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Urban Form + Transportation

The measurements:

  • Omaha’s population density will grow to 4,500 people per square mile by 2030.
  • 10% of all trips in Omaha will be made by active transportation modes – pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation.
  • Fewer than 65% of all work commuting trips will be made in single-occupancy automobiles by 2030.
  • Per capita motor vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by Omaha motorists will be reduced by 10% by 2030.

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Resource Conservation

The measurements:

  • Reduce energy use per capita by 20% by 2020, continually reduce consumption by 20% every 10 years thereafter.
  • Increase the use of renewable energy to 20% of energy used by 2030, continually shift the source of energy production to renewable by at least 20% every 10 years thereafter.
  • Reduce total water use per capita by 20% by 2020, continually reduce consumption 20% every 10 years thereafter.
  • Increase waste diversion through recycling and composting by 20% by 2020, continually reduce generation 20% every 10 years thereafter.
  • Decrease waste generation per capita by 10% by 2020, continually reduce generation by 10% every 10 years thereafter.

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Community Health

The measurements:

  • Increase the percentage of adults and youth engaged in physical activity.
  • Increase from seven to 10 the number of city officials, employees and design consultants who are Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) certified at the basic and advanced levels by 2020.
  • Decrease the percentage of adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30 and the percentage of youth with a BMI in the 95th percentile for age and sex by 2020.
  • Increase the percentage of adults and youth who consume 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day by 2020.

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