Environmental Action Plan Principles
- Needs can be met while maintaining environmental quality, public health, and the availability of natural resources for future generations.
- Environmental quality, economic vitality, and social equity are interdependent.
- Conservation, protection, and restoration of the natural environment are highly valued and quantifiable.
- Our city is part of larger regional and global communities; our actions impact their environmental, economic, and social equity conditions; and we intend that those impacts be positive.
- Public awareness is vital to ensuring environmental quality.
- Policymakers need to be informed with the best available information.
- Precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically.
- Meeting our environmental goals requires a combination of incremental and wholesale behavior changes and technology adoption.
- Collaboration is necessary in order to achieve our environmental goals.
- City government is an important partner with residents and businesses in our community with regard to our environmental goals.
- The City of Ann Arbor strives to be at the forefront of sustainable living through its daily operations, capital improvements, and purchase of products.