resource conservation

The water goal seeks to conserve and protect the high quality of water resources for future generations through educational, technological and policy solutions.

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