New Sustainability Goals in Denver Includes Plans to Improve Quality of Life
With population growth, economic growth, and environmental changes, it is easy to wonder what Denver is doing in specific to improve the quality of life in the region. Luckily for locals, many aspects of life in Denver are being improved by Denver’s Office of Sustainability’s 2020 Sustainability Goals.
The city’s relatively new plan to meet goals in sustainability by 2020, created in 2015, includes strategies that will improve the local quality of life through improving aspects of the local environment (Denver Office of Sustainability 2017). The people of Denver will be able to see this plan in action through improved aspects of life, specifically through the plan’s goals to improve local accessibility to potable water, local food, carpooling, public transportation, clean rivers and creeks, better walkways and affordable neighborhoods.
Denver’s local government is involved in many other initiatives as well through its 2020 Sustainability Goals Plan. Denver’s new plan includes both community oriented goals and government oriented goals focused on improving aspects of air quality, climate, energy, food, health, housing, land use, materials, mobility, water quality, water quantity, and workforce.
Interested in seeing the progress being made? Read Denver’s 2016 progress report.
Denver Office of Sustainability. 2017. https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/office-of-sustainability/2020-sustainability-goals.html