Class-mate paper- basic review
Class-mate paper- basic review
Article: Edward Kings, Sustainability Chairperson
Introduction and Purpose
Sustainability in the Phoenix city means a clean and healthy living environment that supports and sustains a high quality of experience for the residents and visitors. The process of attaining sustainability is lengthy and requires collaboration among the key stakeholders in a stewardship process. As a requirement of the 2017 strategic planning, every city is expected to outline its steps and propose actions to facilitate the attainment of sustainability. The memo is intended to assist the city in the decision-making process of ensuring a more sustainable future. It will help the city planners and decision makers make responsible decisions on ongoing and upcoming projects. The memo aims to strengthen the decision-making process currently and shortly.
Sustainability Efforts Proposal
The city should engage in public education forums to educate the public on the need for upholding sustainability. Also, the city should advocate for the use of biofuels to reduce waste production. In addition, the city engages in promoting the use of public transportation to reduce traffic jams and ensure efficiency in fuel consumption. The city shall advocate for regular fleet maintenance to reduce emission and minimize fuel consumption. The city remodels its offices and housing projects to install energy efficient lighting while encouraging the masses to follow suit. To reduce non-biodegradable waste disposals, the city should eliminate the use of plastic materials within their jurisdictions. Nevertheless, the city should convert the street lights and traffic lights into LED lamps to reduce energy consumption.
The city of Phoenix understands the significance of engaging the key stakeholders across cross-sectional partners in the aim to promote sustainability. The intention of this memo is to urge the city to establish a committee comprising of the residents, business owners, and the Phoenix City officials to ensure the city achieves the intended goal of a sustainable environment and health standards. The committee should be charged with the responsibility of establishing clear and concise vision statements that shall act as a guide to the course of action. The committee is to formulate and identify need areas and make proposals for the necessary steps to employ. Additionally, they will be responsible for the development of short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the city and make recommendations for the actions to take for each component identified. Notably, the committee will design the guide and implementation process in a planning effort using the resources available. Also, they shall develop the follow-up strategies to ensure the initiatives receive general acceptability.
• The move to sustainability aims to reduce dependency on harmful environmental fuels that release gases on combustion and the use of toxic chemicals that accumulate in the environment.
• Reduce reliance on non-biodegradable materials or materials that build up in the surrounding
• Lessen the extent of environmentally destructive activities such as logging and irresponsible waste disposal
• Ensure equity and equality in the redistribution of available resources to ensure all members of the society are in a position to meet their needs.
• Ensure adoption of precautionary measures are adopted in decision-making
The city needs to adopt a framework that will facilitate the integration of the town’s sustainability tools to align the strategies and methodologies to work together without collision. The sustainability development process shall involve a review of the land use and built environment policies, resource conservation, transport, agriculture, education and energy sectors.
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