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Environment >> Sustainability >> City Sustainability Plan

City Sustainability Plan

View Sustainability Action Plan | Download Sustainability Action Plan

In this time of renewed environmental awareness, a lot of “buzz” words are used. However, words without substance and awareness without action are pointless. The City of Lee's Summit knows this and through ongoing efforts to serve the residents of Lee’s Summit, the City works tirelessly to cultivate a balanced, sustainable culture.
The City's Sustainability Action Plan (May 2012) is organized around six focus areas that include prioritized strategies and actions to meet short-term and long-term goals.  The focus areas included in the Sustainability Action Plan are as follows:

A Sustainability Visioning Workshop was held at Legacy Park Community Center in August 2011 with the objective of establishing the community's vision for a sustainable Lee’s Summit.  Click here to learn more about the Visioning Workshop:  Workshop Visioning Summary | Action Steps | DRAFT Vision Statement

What is Sustainability?

Among the many definitions that exist, sustainability is quite simply the capacity to endure.   People are learning and interacting in ways that not only provide what is needed, but also ensure that future generations will be able to benefit from the same, if not better, quality of life.

“Then I say the earth belongs to each generation during its course, fully and in its own right, (but) no generation can contract debts greater than can be paid during the course of its own existence.”

Thomas Jefferson (1789)