Environmental Innovation develops on the concept of promoting both sustainable practices and the protection of natural resources.  To ensure a sustainable environment, communities must work together to fight pollution, protect and enhance the environment, and optimize the efficient use of natural resources.

Climate Smart


  • Develop plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions
  • Conversion of technology to reduce amount of energy used
  • Utilize community organizations to promote climate smart initiatives

Open Space


  • Promote the preservation and enhancement of natural features, rural viewsheds, linkages, farmland, and public and private recreation areas
  • Help landowners conserve their farmland, woodlands and natural habitats

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