Creating pride of place
Climate change is the single biggest threat and opportunity facing our world and our communities. The threat is obvious to all, except for those who work hard not to understand it. Your people experience the environment within your community, from air quality to water pollution. That is where they take action toward sustainability goals to improve their quality of life and protect themselves from harm – all while contributing to the health of the world.
Working on sustainability has the power to energize community groups, neighborhoods and community leaders with the promise of making a difference. They work they do in collaboration with government can have tangible impact on local quality of life, making people prouder of the place they live. Sustainability is also about economic growth. As the world slowly begins reining in human impact on the planet, sustainability is generating substantial new opportunities for technology advance, business growth and employment in green industries.
Sustainability engages the community and generates action. When communities make sustainability a goal, they energize community groups, neighborhoods and community leaders with the promise of making a difference. The work of these groups meets sustainability goals – but just as important, it strengthens the community’s identity and creates civic pride that powers more positive change.
Sustainability is also good for the economy. As the world is turning its attention to reining in human impact on the planet, sustainability is generating substantial new opportunities for technology advance, business growth and employment in green industries.
For all these reasons, a commitment to environmental sustainability protects the Intelligent Community's future, expands their economic opportunities, and helps create a culture of innovative collaboration that powers success.
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