Colorado is truly a beautiful state, and most residents would agree it is important to maintain and protect the high quality of life and the beauty that we experience daily. But the sustainability of our state has many pressures placed upon it, including wide spread population growth, increasing urbanization impacting the amount of hard surfaces covering our land, loss of wildlife and habitat, pressures on water supplies, pollution, and energy shortages. As you can tell, environmental sustainability is not only a Northglenn issue, nor is it only a Colorado issue – it is a national issue.
The pressures of everyday living, and the unconscious daily actions of many, can impact the places we refer to as home. To sustain our quality of living and to avoid compromising the living of future generations, we must protect and ensure a healthy functioning environment, society, and economy for many years to come. We depend upon this environment to fulfill our basic needs of providing clean and abundant water, air and food, flood control, climate, and natural resources.
Use this environmental component of the Web site as a resource for your choices on how you affect the environment you depend upon.