One of the things that sets Greensboro apart is access to green spaces. Respondents indicate a desire for the city to step up sustainability efforts.
Many respondents link the environment to the core identity of Greensboro:
My vision sees Greensboro as an environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually fulfilling place to live one's life.
A place for families (affordable, good schools, clean water, lots of parks/biking opportunities, activities); A place for young adults (affordable, creativity outlets, business opportunities, higher education, local restaurants/bars/activities, biking); A place for retirees (affordable, good healthcare, local restaurants/activities, green spaces, theater)
I desire a community where *all* people have access to affordable housing AND access to grocery stores AND access to green spaces AND neighborhood health clinics AND community centers AND education AND jobs. (Sorry for shouting at you with all the "ands" but want to communicate that all of these would be accessible in walking distances. I'd love to see a better public transportation system and public transit becoming a way of life.
Some see as an opportunity for Greensboro to become a model for sustainability:
Become a national model for sustainability and decarbonization citywide with incentives for residents to participate.
Make Greensboro as green as possible. Plant more trees. Build more bike lanes. More e-vehicles. More charging stations. Better recycling. Less waste. More farmers markets and locally produced food.
There is a call for sustainability to be more central to the city’s investment priorities:
Sustainable energy sources, sustainable housing, neighborhood centered administration
I wish the Parks and Recreation received more funding for the areas by the lakes. We have SO MUCH potential to bring cohesiveness and connection through nature. It would be so lovely to build an outdoor stage and opening area seating at one of the lakes, covered picnic shelters, revamped overall. All three lakes also need more kayaks for daily rentals so more folks can utilize and enjoy what Greensboro has to offer.
The vision for a greener city is closely connected to healing and mutual support:
For us to expand and work together to make our city beautiful and have people come together and help one another
Allow Greensboro to be green again, be healed and be back to normal.