About the Program
To be sustainable is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. At the City of Las Cruces, we strive to reduce our environmental impact while also promoting a vibrant local economy and community. The Sustainability Program seeks to find ways to make our internal operations greener, and also to provide resources to residents and local businesses to do the same. We hope you find the information on this website useful, and please check back often for updates and event information.
Green Infrastructure Report Available
On August 26, 2010, the City hosted a regional conference entitled “Green Infrastructure in the Southwest: Challenges and Opportunities.” Green infrastructure is a term for a suite of techniques that manage stormwater in ways that mimic natural hydrology, and in the process improve water quality and provide a number of other benefits to people and wildlife. A summary report of all the conference sessions is now available for download, as are the individual presentations. Click here for more information.
Sustainability Officer: Lisa LaRocque (firstname.lastname@example.org)