The Sustainability Program's goals and objectives are:
Guide implementation of the Roadmap goals and opportunities and performance measures
Facilitate collaboration among City departments to ensure integration of the Roadmap
Facilitate the alignment of City Department policies with the Roadmap
Implement structural changes to City’s budget, procurement, CIP and other operational processes through which the City can become more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable
Partner with the community to increase awareness about sustainability
Implement EMS established measurable objectives and targets
Apply for grant funding and awards to sustain environmental programs and promote our program’s successes
Prepare an annual report to City Council
Emphasize compliance with relevant environmental laws and regulations to reduce our risk through responsible practices and procedures
To facilitate environmentally sustainable local government policies and practices to ensure that the City operates in a way that is economically, environmentally and socially responsible. The Division works to maximize the benefits of the City’s sustainability initiatives and build a foundation for long-term environmental stewardship by creating meaningful partnerships among employees, residents and community stakeholders.
To learn more visit about sustainability in Newport News visit nnva.gov/nngreen.