The City of Grand Rapids has completed the Progress Report
for its fourth year under the FY2011-FY2015 Sustainability Plan, which
illustrates the 2013-2014 significant successes in the citywide initiative
towards an economic, social and environmentally sustainable future.
Reports from staff following our fourth year of the
Sustainability Plan continue to show good results. Throughout the years targets
have been updated to better reflect data collection methods or to provide a
new, extended target for a previously met goal. Nonetheless, we can report that
progress was made across the board in all areas of Sustainability. In FY13 a
total of 119 targets were classified as “complete”, in FY14 this number has
risen to 155, a 15% increase. As a
result, over 66.5% of our targets are now met.
There are only four targets out of 231 targets showing
little to no progress (red) at this time. These targets are not the same
targets that were classified as red from last year, which have since been met.
The report highlights how the City has been successful in
meeting many of the targets identified in the Sustainability Plan, in part due
to effective partnerships in the community and the region. Additional
information about various awards, acknowledgements, and recognitions the City
has received in 2013-2014 are also included in the Report.
For more information about this report contact HarisAlibasic, Director of the Office of Energy and Sustainability.