The world has finite natural resources and it is vital that they are used and cared for in a way that maximizes current and future quality of life, simultaneously. Environmental sustainability is a life-cycle approach to the way we manage our natural resources and public goods. The best way to do this is employ practices and behaviors that balance triple-bottom line goals: environmental protection, economic development, and social equity.
Miami is an urbanized city but our policies and services, as well as the behaviors of our residents and businesses have impact on the broader environment, like Biscayne Bay and our freshwater aquifer. In addition, the ways in which we both produce and dispose of the food and other goods we use is a crucial aspect of living sustainably and “going green.”
Click the links below to learn more about how City of Miami is addressing sustainability in our community.
Learn more about the Ocean Conservancy Shores Forward program
Check out our resources on planting and maintaining trees
Find out more about our waste management programs including recycling and electronics recycling
Learn how to comply with our Fertilizer Ordinance