City Sustainability Goals

Go Green - Winston-Salem - Sustainability Today and Tomorrow

Sustainability Goals as identified by Legacy 2030 include:

  • Chapter 7, Objective 3: Environmentally Sensitive and Sustainable Development - Develop and redevelop land in a manner that will meet our future needs while protecting our natural areas and resources. Low-impact development and the LEED program are examples of ways in which we can achieve this goal.
  • Chapter 7, Objective 5: Energy conservation, Efficiency and Alternatives - Increase energy conservation and efficiency in all sectors of development to promote a sustainable energy future. Our community can move towards accomplishing this goal by using renewable energy resources such as solar, using more alternative fuel vehicles, and reducing overall energy use as individuals and a community.
  • Chapter 7, Objective 8: Environmental Regulations - Encourage the creation and enforcement of science-based and cost effective environmental regulations at a city and county level.
  • Chapter 7, Objective 9: Environmental and Sustainability Awareness - Increase community understanding of the area's natural systems and related environmental and sustainability issues. In order to do this, it is recommended that the city keep an open dialogue with citizens related to environmental issues as well as continuing to promote environmental programs such as Community Roots Day and Big Sweep.