Greensboro's Community Sustainability Council (CSC) was created by the City Council in January 2008 as an advisory group to City Council. Its mission is to research, advocate, coordinate, and provide outreach for local measures for these results:
- Reduce energy usage and carbon dioxide emissions
- Identify the costs of implementation and possible funding strategies
- Monitor the progress and effectiveness of measures adopted by the Greensboro City Council
Greensboro City Council accepted the Sustainability Action Plan in January 2011.
In March 2015, the CSC presented an update of the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory during a City Council work session. The update examined the period from 2007-13 and found both favorable and unfavorable trends in the City's GHG emissions during that time.
Review a list of our council members and the council's bylaws.
Meetings -- The CSC will hold an Informal Work Session 3-5 pm Monday, January 11. Note: This meeting will be held in the GDOT Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Melvin Municipal Office Building.
The group's meetings, which are open to the public, are normally scheduled for 3-5 pm on the second Monday of every other month in the Plaza Level Conference Room, Melvin Municipal Office Building (unless an alternate date, time, and/or location is announced).
In August 2007, the Greensboro City Council pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions when it voted to support the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. This action officially made Greensboro one of this country's Cool Cities.