Baltimore City’s 2010 Annual Sustainability Report was released on April 16, 2011 as part of Baltimore Green Week’s EcoFest. The annual report outlines the progress made to date toward achieving the goals of the Sustainability Plan and highlights the great work underway to benefit the economic, social, and environmental health of Baltimore.
In the two years since the City Council adopted the Baltimore Sustainability Plan, a multitude of partners in a variety of forms and functions – community organizations, businesses, families, and schools – have continued to work to implement the goals of the Plan and make Baltimore a more sustainable place to live and work.
The Annual Report provides an opportunity to check in, renew our commitment, and celebrate our successes together as a community. The structure of the Annual Report is based on that of the Sustainability Plan and provides both quantitative and qualitative measures of Baltimore’s efforts to forward Plan goals. For each of the seven theme chapters of the Plan - cleanliness, pollution prevention, resource conservation, greening, transportation, education & awareness, and green economy – the report features a success story from the past year.
The Report addresses each of the 29 goals by highlighting key facts, related 2010 efforts, and a few action items which individuals can take to help be part of the solution. Many of the partners in these efforts are listed along with their web addresses for more information at the end of the report. While these pages begin to tell the story of the great work underway, we recognize the sample endeavors included here do not represent an exhaustive list.
There are doubtless many additional organizations accomplishing valuable work throughout Baltimore. We encourage all entities in Baltimore to share how they help to achieve the city’s sustainability goals here at our website via the “Share your Success Stories” button on the homepage. We will use the projects and initiatives shared here to produce next year’s Annual Report
Thank you to the countless individuals and organizations that took action this past year to improve the quality of life and sustainability here in Baltimore!
To download a copy of the report visit: 2010 Annual Report