__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 28

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Goal Statement Hillsboro is a sustainable community that takes proactive steps to protect natural assets, minimize greenhouse gas emissions, and recover, recycle and renew resources. Residents, businesses and community institutions understand the link between economic prosperity and environmental health, and work collaboratively to maintain a thriving city for future generations.

Hillsboro Environmental Sustainability Plan Sustainability has long been an integral component of Hillsboro’s community vision and identity. The six focus areas of the Hillsboro 2020 Vision and Action Plan have successfully addressed many aspects of environmental, social and economic livability. Under the Hillsboro 2020 “Preserving the Environment” umbrella, more than a dozen actions were implemented to advance environmental sustainability, from acquiring and restoring critical habitat to promoting environmentally-friendly construction and increasing the proportion of Hillsboro’s energy derived from renewable sources. In 2010, a new vision action led to the creation of a task force to expand upon and coordinate the implementation of environmental sustainability initiatives identified through visioning outreach. Over the past few years, the Hillsboro Sustainability Task Force has used that visioning input and worked with a variety of public and private sector partners to develop a new Hillsboro Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP). While the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan sets a broad road map for building

24

HILLSBORO 2035 COMMUNITY PLAN

Profile for Hillsboro 2035

Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan  

The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan is our shared vision for Hillsboro’s future and a detailed action plan for working toward that collective...

Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan  

The Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan is our shared vision for Hillsboro’s future and a detailed action plan for working toward that collective...