Across the United States of America, more and mor epolitical leaders and individuals are getting committed to building more sustainable communities. St. Louis too is committed to building a more environment-friendly community that is based on sustainable solutions.
The definition of sustainable communities implies that cities are purposely built to be resilient and healthy, while creating minimal pollution. This embraces the environmental, social and various economic issues that are faced by the residents. In addition, these cities do not focus on isolated solutions; rather, sustainable communities find integrated solutions which address problems faced both today as well as prevent future generations from being affected in the future. Thus, the city becomes increasingly sustainable with each successive generation.
Compared to two decades ago, St Louis’ residents now use a lot less fuel and emit lesser quantities of greenhouse gases which lead to air pollution. They are more cautious about discharging garbage and chemicals in parks or waterways. Every St Louis neighborhood now has a green-space or a public park. Across the metropolis there are many social and cultural opportunities that bind people of all ages together, regardless of income levels.
People are more now more physically active than before because of the newly installed bike lanes and walking trails. Schools, businesses and private homes have made efforts to use renewable energy sources like solar panels and windmills to meet their energy needs, thereby making it more sustainable than before.
There are largely three factors that contribute to building a sustainable community. These factors are the economic, environmental and social needs of all residents which are met. To become a more sustainable city, St. Louis is approaching these various issues built around these factors with more permanent and sustainable solutions.
For helping the economy progress, more jobs and higher wages are being created. A higher standard of living helps the residents to live in better conditions. In addition, they have more disposable income, which further bolsters the economy.
Despite the global recession, St. Louis has continued to drive forward its thriving economy. Jobs are being regularly created, and unemployment has reduced by large percentages. Better wages have also led to a higher quality of life, and this has contributed to a healthier economic environment.
Ensuring that there is social equality in terms of how the needs of citizens are met is the last of these three factors. By striving towards this goal, Chicago residents can access better and more affordable health care services, high quality education services and more reliable transportation. This process permeates various income and cultural level as the decision-making processes are made more democratic and egalitarian.
All three factors must be equally strong in order to build more sustainable communities. If one factor is weaker than the others, then it can affect the entire community. To ensure that Chicago remains a strong city now as well as in the future, all environmental, economic and social concerns must remain at the forefront in the eyes of all local leaders.
While much progress has been made already, the city continues to be dedicated to making continuous progress towards being an even more sustainable and inclusive community. The leadership of the city seek to strive to improve the environmental health, while offering economic opportunity and social equality at the same time.
Saint Louis uses twenty-six sustainability indicators to track the progress of its community. It also highlights areas where progress can still be made. These indicators help residents and city leaders alike to work with corporations and government structures to ensure that the residents lead a healthy life in the present and the future generations can have a healthier life in the future.
Here at St. Louis Dumpster Rental Solutions, we are committed to recycling and to building a more sustainable community. This concept is an integral part of our work.