7.8 - Environmental Sustainability Policy and Program

Standard:  The agency shall have an established policy on environmental sustainability that states the agency position on energy and resource conservation. The policy should address sustainable product purchasing; reduction and handling of waste; wise use and protection of land, air, water and wildlife; and sustainable design/construction of buildings and facilities.  

Suggested Evidence of Compliance:  Provide the agency’s environmental sustainability policy and examples of projects and initiatives that demonstrate the agency’s commitment to implementation. Examples include ecosystem and green infrastructure plans/programs, capital improvements utilizing green/sustainable designs, carbon footprint analysis and reduction goals, internal/external communication and outreach programs.

Informational reference in the Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, (2010), 3rd Ed., Chapter 11 – Physical Resource Planning, pp. 210, 215-216, 226, 232-233, 236; Chapter 12 – Physical Resource Management, pp. 240, 247; Chapter 13 – Management Operations, pp. 286-295.

Agency Evidence of Compliance:

DPRAC - 3.5.5 Environmental Policy

Agency Self Assessment: MET