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Environmental-Policy-FlyerCity of Henderson Environmental Policy

As a community located in the beautiful Mojave desert, the City of Henderson is aware of our impact on the environment. We understand that our ability to flourish in the desert means that we need to conserve our resources and protect our climate from drought and extreme heat.

The City of Henderson created the Henderson Green Team, which was a coalition comprised of skilled employees dedicated to creating solutions to alleviate the conservation dilemma. The Green Team crafted the City's first sustainability action plan, which was adopted by City Council in May 2009. The City of Henderson continues to address conservation and resource protection as part of our strategic planning. To further our environmental and sustainability goals, the City implemented a Municipal Environmental Management System. The City built this system's framework using the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO14001, which brings a systematic approach to innovation that improves our service performance, lowers costs, improves safety, incorporates new technology, and involves employees in the areas of energy, water and material conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, climate emergency preparedness, and wildlife and natural resource protection.

The City’s Environmental Management System has four goals:

  1. To conduct City's operations and services in line with the Environmental Policy
  2. To minimize adverse environmental impacts
  3. To meet or exceed environmental regulatory compliance requirements
  4. To organize and advance the City in environmental stewardship.

We are able to execute this through collaboration with our leaders, employees, and community partners using the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” Continuous Improvement Cycle. 

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To see how we're doing, click here to visit the Community Safety & Livable Communities sections under Strategic Priorities on the City's Open Data Portal.