GREEN USA 2019
The USA is becoming a major player in Environmental Sciences with many conferences, seminars and workshops being held over 2019. Environmental Sustainability is at the forefront of new policies which is being implemented through many US cities at different levels.
In February next year GreenBiz is being held in Phoenix Arizona, this is one of the largest events held anywhere in the world on Environmental Sustainability, 1,200 of the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders will be present. The 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy and Resources will be held in San Francisco on the 22nd of February.
In April the Second City conference is been held in Chicago, which will focus on Rehabilitation, Modification, and Revitalisation of Chicago City and provide essential knowledge on the benefits of renewable energy, recreation, navigation, and habitat and environmental enhancement.
Also in April we will see the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference being held in Palm Springs California, this is one of the world’s largest meetings on the application of innovative technologies.
These are just a few of the events scheduled across the US next year but it is not just events that are changing the way. The US Government are implementing policies and procedures such as the 2018-2019 Plan of Action for Environmental Cooperation Under the U.S.-Singapore Memorandum of Intent on Environmental Cooperation.
The proposed 2019 budget for the United States Environmental Protection Agency stands at $6.146 billion to support the Agency’s new Strategic Plan and mission of protecting human health and the environment.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency engages with state, local, and tribal partners to create and implement sensible regulations that also work to enhance economic growth.
The city of Cleveland has developed a program called Sustainable Cleveland 2019. The initiative has gathered thousands of Clevelanders to build a collective vision for a sustainable future. The city’s vision “Cleveland will become a model of sustainability and become a leader in the emerging green economy over the next 10 years through the efforts of Sustainable Cleveland 2019”
Their vision is strong “Cleveland will surprise, amaze, and inspire the world with its transformation to a bright green city on a blue lake. Determined people from every walk of life will work together to shape vibrant liveable communities, innovative businesses, and a flourishing natural environment that will result in health, wealth, creativity, and economic opportunities for all”
Other cities across the US have similar programs in place, the City of Detroit have set up the Office of Sustainability. This office seeks to improve quality of life in Detroit by facilitating healthy, green, vibrant, accessible neighborhoods, homes, and businesses. This new office develops and implements policies and practices with City departments that embody the values of sustainability. It works to build partnerships with neighbourhoods, businesses, and philanthropic and non-governmental organisations to ensure the entire community is more equitable, economically strong, and environmentally sound.
While there is still a long way to go President Bill Clinton and President George championed the environment through building LEED-certified presidential centers and libraries. Through their commitment to conservation and sustainability, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush have created healthy presidential spaces that engage communities from around the world.
The USA like other countries around the world are looking to the future as citied by Author Richard Powell “Cities of the future should be a socially diverse environment where economic and social activities overlap and where communities are focused around neighbourhoods.