A Leader in Sustainability
The three pillars of sustainability are: People, Planet, and Profit. These “three Ps” must remain in balance; neglecting even one of the pillars results in a shaky system. This is why the City of Dallas is committed to ensuring that resources are available for future generations, while protecting the quality of life of current residents and the vitality of our businesses today.
In 2012, the Office of Environmental Quality developed the City’s first Sustainability Plan, which is continually updated to serve the ever-changing needs of our growing communities.
From the Sustainability Plan: The City of Dallas recognizes that to promote a vibrant, healthy future, it must actively balance economic needs, environmental stewardship and social equity. Dallas needs a robust and thriving economy to ensure families are self-sufficient, and it must protect the cultural and social identities that are the fabric of community. But to do this, Dallas must protect the environment to ensure that all can enjoy the prosperity and access the resources shared today for generations to come. To be successful protecting the environment, a multi-faceted approach is required: reduce the impact from what is used, use only what is needed, and replenish resources faster than they are used.
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The City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality is celebrating Pollution Prevention Week by hosting its 8th annual Dallas Green Fest™, sponsored by Living Earth, on Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This year, we will be at the future home of the Farmers Assisting Returning Military…
Cedar Ridge Preserve – Eagle Scout Butterfly Garden Restoration Project Will Maddox is a Scout in Troop 42 at St. Andrews Presbyterian church, Dallas. He chose Cedar Ridge Preserve for his Eagle Scout Project because his troop hiked there in preparation for a summer backpacking trip at Philmont Scout Ranch,…
The Defend Your Drains Olympics Contest Starts August 1st and runs through September 9th. Download a copy of the contest rules here.
The news is full of sad stories about bees and butterflies. The decline of these important pollinator insects has spurred action campaigns by government leaders, conservationists, garden organizations and commercial enterprises across our country. Two such efforts to raise awareness, educate citizens, and take action toward protecting and repopulating our…