Save the Date!
Healthy Living Expo 2013
Saturday, Sept. 21
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Curtis Culwell Center
4999 Naaman Forest Blvd
What is Garland Goes Green (GGG)?
2012 Environmental Quality Program Update view
Has your household or business taken steps toward "going green"? Many people still don't understand how simple it is to "go green." They don’t realize what an impact they can have on the environment by making a few simple changes at home. They also are missing out on lower utility bills, reduced household waste, and less money spent at the gas pump.
Environmental issues affect how our citizens live, work, and play. Environmental issues affect the livability and health of our community, our nation, and our world. That is why Garland launched its green initiative in 2008—to bring together information and resources to help each of us live a healthier lifestyle.
In a continuing effort to provide internal operational connectivity and coordination throughout Garland’s municipal operations, a new office was created in 2009 to facilitate projects and create one voice for marking and communicating progress that is made by going green. The Office of Environmental Quality serves to:
- Provide coordination and oversight over current citywide department environmental efforts
- Develop and coordinate a broad range of campaigns and programs that address sustainability opportunities and issues in our community while protecting global common goods
- Increase public awareness through comprehensive environmental protection, conservation efforts and environmental resource management
- Work to obtain federal/state grant assistance to support the City’s ongoing programs
- Promote benefits of programs on City’s website and through public information updates
- Identify strategies that achieve the dual purpose of protecting the environment and reducing cost