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ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Major Plan goal areas and objectives, with some examples of potential actions from over 60 that have been identified, include:

Energy Objectives: • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Reduce use of non-renewable energy resources • Expand use of renewable energy resources to meet demand

Example Action Proposals: hh Home ‘energy score’ pilot project hh Energy related education and resources for residents and businesses hh Biogas to energy (i.e., renewable natural gas) hh Enhance employee commute options and incentives hh Enhancement of bicycle infrastructure

Resource Conservation Objectives: • Enhance understanding of the importance of natural assets and ecosystem services • Protect and enhance environmental assets (air, land, water and habitat) • Foster healthy human and wildlife populations

Example Action Proposals: hh Tree planting campaign hh Promote EcoBiz and golf course eco-certification hh Monitor bird and amphibian diversity and health hh Promote sustainability awards program hh Curtail air pollution from wood and debris burning

Resource Recovery and Renewal Objectives: • Reduce waste stream volumes • Repurpose waste stream elements for beneficial use • Pursue a “one-water” use and reuse strategy

Example Action Proposals: hh Encourage proper backyard composting hh Encourage use of durable commercial goods (e.g., food service ware) hh Enhance recycling opportunities at multi-family developments hh Explore options for food waste composting hh Incorporate sustainable development principles into City codes

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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...