Our Committee Mission Statement:
What is sustainability? A United Nations commission defined sustainability as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Sustainable development requires an integrated approach that considers environmental concerns along with economic development. We can incorporate sustainability into all areas of our lives, from the food we grow and eat, the natural habitats we create and maintain, and the energy sources we use.
The Sustainability Committee’s official Mission Statement is: to collaborate with Village residents to create and expand sustainability practices which are inclusive, safe, and resilient, and which improve the quality of life for current and future generations who call Mount Horeb home; to advocate and promote sustainable policies and practices and seek innovative solutions while recognizing the interdependence of environmental quality, economic resilience and growth, and social equity.
The Sustainability Committee will serve in an advisory capacity, and act in the long-term interests of environmental and economic sustainability for the Village. The Committee Charge is to advocate partnering with other communities and regional governments to leverage resources and funding for possible projects, and to reduce Mount Horeb’s carbon footprint to mitigate the effects of climate change.