Grand Rapids City Commission Approves Sustainability Plan

On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids City Commission voted to adopt the “City of Grand Rapids, Michigan Sustainability Plan” in order to move Grand Rapids towards being a “sustainable city.” The plan, built in part on the guidelines developed by the Community Sustainability Partnership (CSP), “provides the policy direction in which residents, visitors, and employees within the City will receive municipal services and includes the vision of a sustainable City and community” in which each department within the City government will work to provide its services with respect to the “triple bottom line” principles of sustainability (economics, environment, and social responsibility). In order to oversee the Sustainability Plan’s implementation, the City is establishing a Sustainability Council made up of members of the City Commission, City staff, and community stakeholders who will collectively issue reports on the city’s progress.

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