Community & Education

What Can I Do?

Sustainability News Photo     Buy Produce Locally

Local food and agriculture help communities become more self-sufficient. This food is typically fresher, is more nutritious and requires less packaging and refrigeration than food that must be shipped long distances.

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Las Vegas Farmers Markets

Sustainability News Photo     Volunteer

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the importance of volunteering in local communities, and recently added “volunteering 50 or more hours annually” as a indicator of a Healthy and Sustainable Community.  Volunteering just 50 hours will help improve the quality of life within your community!

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Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada
Get Outdoors Nevada

Sustainability News Photo     Mayor’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative

The Mayor’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative was created to provide information on how to get smart, get up and get out.

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Mayor’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative Web Page
Get Healthy Clark County

Sustainability News Photo     Community Gardens

In 2013, the University of Nevada Cooperation Extension will be installing a community garden at Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs. Substantial water use reductions can be made by converting turf grass to xeric and/or drought-tolerant plant material and can also be observed at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. More...

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Horticulture Program

Las Vegas Springs Preserve

Sustainability News Photo     Community Events

There are many events that will be held throughout the valley this spring which encourage Sustainable Living practices. More...

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Upcoming Community Events

What is the City Doing?

Sustainability News Photo     Green Chips
The city of Las Vegas has entered into a program with Green Chips , a nonprofit organization, to perform energy assessments and upgrades for 10 qualifying low income households and The Shade Tree shelter, at no cost to the participants.  More …

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Green Chips

Sustainability News Photo     ICLEI

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments as well as national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. More...

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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Sustainability News Photo     Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is working with some of America’s largest cities to help them assess their greenhouse gas emissions and other climate change-relevant data. More...

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Carbon Disclosure Project

Sustainability News Photo     Earth Hour
Las Vegas participated in Earth Hour 2012. More than one billion people in 5,000 cities and 135 countries around the world switched off their lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, sending a powerful global message that we care about protecting our planet by taking action. You can also take action everyday by making a conscious decision to  make a difference in the world.

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Earth Hour
Earth Hour 2009 – Photos

Sustainability News Photo     Community Demographics

For generations we have consumed more than our share of the natural resources. Until we are aware of and understand how our actions force nature to adapt, we will not change our actions and habits. Indicators are needed to show trends and to measure progress towards goals.

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Center for Business & Economic Research -  UNLV
Clark County Comprehensive Planning
U.S Census Bureau - Quick Facts
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


Contact Information

Administrative Services
Office of Sustainability
495. S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101 (Map)
Phone: (702) 229-6501

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