Sustainability Program



The City of Las Cruces' Sustainability Program draws from a well-established sustainability framework, the Triple Bottom Line (TBL). The TBL is designed to help organizations balance economic vitality, environmental health, and social responsibility now  and in the future.

It is a departure from making decisions based solely on the financial bottom-line. It reflects a greater awareness of the impacts of our decisions on the environment, society and the economy - and how those impacts are related. The intersection of economic viability, environmental health, and social responsibility is where sustainability is achieved.


What's New?

Public Outreach Process

In April and May of 2014, the sustainability office will actively seek input from interested stakeholders and residents through face-to-face meetings and comment links on this website. As you review the plan, please share your responses to the following overarching questions:

  1. Do the goals capture your understanding of what sustainability should include?
  2. Do the objectives effectively work toward these goals?
  3. Do the measurements help you track the City’s progress?


Below are comments shared about the Sustainability Plan on MindMixer. To share your comments, create a free account on the City of Las Cruces' MindMixer site.


Sustainability Officer: Lisa LaRocque (

Telephone: 575-541-2502