Environmental Justice

Our Issues

-End environmental racism, which results in toxic pollution and solid waste disposal in neighborhoods that are largely people of color and working class; pledge to keep the White Street landfill closed.
-Publish yearly public reports listing the city’s energy consumption (BTUs), greenhouse gas emissions (CO2e), and other air pollutants so that residents can evaluate whether or not enough is being done to reduce the city’s contribution to global warming and air pollution.
-Implement adaptation plans that will reduce vulnerability to the harmful effects of climate change with the focus on helping low-income residents, who will suffer inequitably from the effects of global warming.
-Enact rules that make landlords responsible for performing lead hazard risk assessments prior to rental.
-Replace or rehabilitate deteriorating infrastructure, such as water and sewer pipes, before it reaches the end of its life expectancy and begins to cause health and environmental problems.
-Increase the number of sidewalks and bike lanes throughout the city, especially in poor neighborhoods where residents have less access to cars.
-Adopt strategies to make Greensboro a Zero Waste city by 2030.
-Implement plans that will reduce the city’s carbon footprint to zero, such as the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of parking garages, public buildings and other government property wherever it is feasible to do so and incentives for the private sector’s use of solar and renewable energy systems.