SustainableGVL

City Partners with  Shi Institute To Create
Long-Term Sustainability Plan

In the summer of 2021, the City will partner with the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities at Furman University to begin work on a long-term sustainability plan, called SustainableGVL. 

Guided by the City's Green Ribbon Advisory Committee, the SustainableGVL Plan aims to protect our natural resources, improve the health of the region's watersheds and reduce the City's carbon footprint.

Public involvement will be a critical piece of the project. The City will use surveys and public meetings to offer opportunities for participation. Subscribe (at right) to receive regular updates on the work.

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SustainableGVL Project Schedule

  • Project kickoff at the Green Ribbon Advisory Committee meeting, July 29, at the Greenville Convention Center | View Video Playback | View Presentation
  • September 2021 – Public engagement survey
    Survey - All Responses (PDF) | Survey - City Responses (PDF)
  • September 9, 2021 –  A drop-in style open house provided the public with the opportunity to share ideas about how the city and the community can become more environmentally friendly.
  • October 2021 – Analysis of public comments and feedback
  • November 2021 – Coordination meetings with city departments
  • December 2021 – Develop draft goals and recommendations
  • January 2022 - Presentation of draft goals and recommendations to GRAC
  • February 2022 - Draft plan available for public review and comment
  • March/April 2022 – Formal recommendation from GRAC and presentation to City Council

Note: schedule subject to change