– Mayor Michael B. Hancock today was joined by former Gov. Bill Ritter, Chief Sustainability Officer Jerry Tinianow, CEO of the Museum of Nature and Science George Sparks and other regional sustainability leaders to rollout the city’s 2020 Sustainability Goals for the newly announced Office of Sustainability.
“These bold goals provide a roadmap to our residents, city agencies and businesses on how we can work together to enhance our quality of life today and in the future by preserving our resources,” Mayor Hancock said. “We have the opportunity to make substantial progress on these goals and elevate Denver’s reputation as a smart, livable city.”
From transit to housing to air quality, the 2020 Goals identify measurable steps the city, its businesses and its residents can take to enhance the quality of life by ensuring our resources are affordable and available for all Denver residents now and in the future.
The plan focuses on 12 resource areas and sets goals for the City and County of Denver as well as the community at-large. Those resource areas are: air quality, climate change, energy, food, health, housing, land use, materials, mobility, water quantity and quality and workforce. The new Office of Sustainability will immediately begin implementing these goals through city agencies, community partners and public awareness campaigns.
“Denver has a proven track record for its sustainability programs and efforts that have been consistently recognized by local partners, national organizations and the federal government,” said Tinianow. “As a core value of the Hancock administration, the goal of this new office will be to further Denver’s leadership in sustainability while preserving the city’s unmatched standard of living.”
Through a robust process that included city agencies, the community and local businesses, Tinianow and his team developed the city’s 2020 Goals, and an Executive Order from the Mayor officially created the Office of Sustainability. Together, the aim is to build upon the accomplishments of Greenprint Denver, a Mayor’s Office initiative that positioned Denver as one of the most sustainable cities in the nation.
“This is an exciting time for sustainability and the New Energy Economy in Denver,” said Ritter. “I believe the 2020 Sustainability Goals will place Denver at the forefront of innovative city managing while cultivating new markets and leading industries to drive job creation and economic development.”
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