Establish Sustainable Land Use Programs

By Diana

Local governments typically own, manage, and maintain many acres of public land, including parks, gardens, forests, sports fields, and other resources. Maintaining clean and open green space improves communities in numerous ways and offers social, economic, and health benefits. A healthy canopy of trees and native plantings cool the neighborhood, retain stormwater, and provide beauty and habitat for beneficial creatures that support complex ecosystems. Trees and other plantings also save energy by shading buildings, and capture tons of carbon pollution as they grow, helping to clean the air. Parks are great places to bring the community together for recreation, gardening, and ecological education, which promotes stewardship and strengthens community cohesion. Check out the resources below for ideas.

DOWNLOAD SECTION

Subscribe

Stay connected and get updates from Path to Positive.

Subscribe

You May Also Like

September 3, 2020

Guest blog by Climate Ambassador Nakisa Glover, of SolNation: Environmental Justice is Racial Justice and there is an extensive history of environmental racism connecting the...

Read More

July 13, 2020

The past months of crisis have brought forward many wrenching, heartbreaking stories about the challenges that people of color in the United States face every...

Read More

June 15, 2020

I can’t breathe. These powerful words amplify the pain of the multiple challenges we face in America today. We are witnessing the beginning of a...

Read More
positive-white

 

Path to Positive is a program of ecoAmerica

 

© ecoAmerica 2006 – 2020 The contents of this website may be shared and used under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License.