We want to grow and prosper as a city, but we want to do so in a responsible way, one that respects the planet’s finite resources. Thinking about what we use and how we use it is not only responsible but could jumpstart a local green economy that provides jobs and taps into our population’s ingenuity and productivity.
The Resource Conservation section of the Environmental Element seeks to help Omaha:
- Conserve and protect the high quality and adequate supply of water resources
- Continuously improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the risks of climate change while also using these changes to the community’s advantage
- Meet energy demand by continuously improving energy efficiency and encouraging the supply of renewable and sustainable energy systems
- Aggressively work toward becoming a zero-waste-to-landfill community by maximizing the use and reuse of our material resources
- Become a leader in green economies by using the creativity, productivity and ingenuity of the community’s human capital