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Sustainability is a relatively new term for many, and agreement as to what it means or how to achieve it remains an issue for debate. In a nutshell, Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future.
In March 2009, Miami-Dade County was selected as one of three communities nationwide to participate in a sustainability planning toolkit pilot program through ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), the aim of which is to develop an overarching Sustainability Plan. The goal of the Miami-Dade County Sustainability Plan, branded GreenPrint - Our Design for a Sustainable Future, is to reaffirm, establish and synchronize the County government and community goals, initiatives and measures.
GreenPrint will be used as a model to replicate throughout local communities worldwide. It is quite an honor to have been chosen as a pilot community but, with it comes great responsibility.
GreenPrint is intended to be integrated with the County’s Strategic Plan, Comprehensive Development Master Plan, Aesthetic Master Plan, Water Use Efficiency Plan, as well as the Long Range Transportation Plan and Solid Waste Master Plan. The GreenPrint plan will serve as the framework to evaluate and integrate environmental, social and economic benefits in the policy decisions, programs and initiatives, and services Miami-Dade County delivers.
The planning process and GreenPrint will adhere to the following guiding principles:
The plan will reflect community demographics and the economy and include the following key sustainability components addressing both County operations and the community as a whole:
Our Transportation Partners: (Next 24 items below have links to websites.)
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