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 (SAP) 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.
Learn more about the CSC.
Meetings - The CSC will hold its next official meeting at 3-5 pm Monday, January 9. Note: This meeting will be held in the Transportation Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Melvin Municipal Office Building. Meetings are open to the public.
Review CSC meeting agendas and minutes.
Review the annual Meeting Schedule.
Work Sessions - In addition to its scheduled official meetings, CSC also holds informal work sessions from 3-5 pm on the second Monday of months with no formal meeting scheduled. These sessions take place in the Transportation Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Melvin Municipal Office Building. Just as with official CSC meetings, CSC's informal work sessions are open to the public.
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.