City of Coral Gables FL on Sustainability, the Environment and Climate Change Response

A very recent resolution of the City Commission:

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA, DECLARING A CLIMATE EMERGENCY, AND URGING THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE FOR RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES AND PROPER STEWARDSHIP OF THE ENVIRONMENT

This is the description of City of Coral Gables sustainability and environmental initiatives:

The City of Coral Gables recognizes that sustainability must be a key focus of the City’s policies and services, with targeted investments in energy, water and waste efficiency. Creating this sustainable city requires a commitment of leadership and coordination across the organization. Whereas, the City will consider the environmental impacts of its operations, and develop creative and practical solutions that will minimize our ecological footprint. We will integrate sustainability in the places residents and employees live, work and play, and provide the guidance and resources for our businesses and citizens.

https://www.coralgables.com/sustainability

Green Goals in the City of Coral Gables:

The City of Coral Gables will take measurable steps towards becoming a “sustainable” community by providing a healthy setting for residents, workers, property owners and visitors and increase awareness of green development practices and ways to have a significant impact on the City’s environment including the following: protecting the quality of air, water, land and other natural resources; conserving native vegetation, fish, wildlife and worldwide ecosystems; minimize the carbon footprint; and reduce greenhouse emissions.

https://evogov.s3.amazonaws.com/media/91/media/165649.pdf

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

2 Responses to City of Coral Gables FL on Sustainability, the Environment and Climate Change Response

  1. Robert Burr says:

    It’s one thing to say it out loud, another to follow through with big bold initiatives. Let’s hope city leaders and administrators are honest and serious in their commitments to smart sustainability and efficiency, not just saying the right thing.

  2. Mrs Bella Smith says:

    When we first moved to Coral Gables, we had a plethora of BIRDS. FLOCKS of ROBINS who would land on our lawn while the SPLENDID SONG of the ORIOLE would fill the air
    every morning, then the MOCKING BIRD would do its best to imitate its song; the WARBLERS would hop throughout our bushes; and there was a special INDIGO BUNTING and the PAINTED BUNTING.There were even the beautiful PEACOCKS who made their display; while cute SCREECH OWLS would sit patiently above us. There were HUMMING BIRDS as well. If you ever had them FLY AROUND YOU, as they do in the San Diego Zoo in an enclosed environment, it is indescribable. They are gone. I would like to propose that we develop a BIRD SANCTUARY at the CORAL GABLES LIBRARY to begin with Ron McGill’s advice, along with Wildlife Lectures for Children, and, proceed throughout Coral Gables Green Spaces, establishing Bird Sanctuaries.

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