Environmental sustainability is traditionally defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Given the Earth’s limited amount of natural resources and our concerns
over the environmental preservation of our air, water, and land, the
City of New Rochelle is working hard toward achieving its potential as
an environmentally responsible community.
To that end, we are
working to improve our energy efficiency and our recycling rates and we
have created a sustainability plan to direct the "smart growth" of New
Rochelle over the next 20 years. This sustainability plan, entitled
GreeNR, will serve to guide the City’s future development so that New
Rochelle can grow in an environmentally responsible, economically
vibrant, and socially equitable manner. GreeNR identifies the City’s
sustainability goals and presents specific initiatives to achieve those