Excerpts from the Introduction of the report:
“The West Palm Beach City Green Task Force was brought into existence by the Mayor as an all-volunteer citizens group charged with developing recommendations and assisting City government in developing goals that create and preserve a sustainable future for the residents of the City of West Palm Beach, Florida. Task Force members began their work on March 19, 2008 and completed their work on June 10, 2010 by producing and delivering this comprehensive recommendations document to the elected representatives and decision makers of City government on behalf of the citizens of our City.
“Members of the City Green Task Force believe that this document provides not only the initial framework for government as it begins managing the various elements of sustainability, but also as a call to action to the citizen-shareholders of our City as we collectively move from a culture of unsustainable resource consumption to one of balance, sustainability, and resiliency.
“Accept the challenge of incorporating the lifestyle changes necessary to benefit your family, our community, and the environment. If we accept this challenge together we will accomplish the cultural shift we need to achieve a truly sustainable future for our children and our grandchildren.”