Live Green Lansing is a community initiative working to make metro Lansing cleaner, healthier and more resilient to environmental hazards. Live Green Lansing implements and supports programs focused on the areas of energy, water and food.
Lansing will strive to:
Energy- reduce energy
waste, maximize energy efficiency, advance renewable energy options, increase
recycling, protect and expand the urban tree canopy, implement the complete
streets ordinance, reduce water consumption
groundwater and wellheads, increase river access for recreational boating and
fishing, restore riverbanks, reduce flooding, encourage native landscapes
local food production and improve access to fresh food including community
gardens, farmers markets, and urban agriculture, encourage food scrap composting
Live Green Message from Mayor Virg Bernero
"In partnership with the community, the City of Lansing has launched the Live Green Lansing website as the next step in greening our city. Building on the foundation laid by the Go Green! Initiative, livegreenlansing.org is a one-stop resource for the community to learn, engage and take action in promoting sustainability in metro Lansing.
The Go Green! Initiative was launched in 2006 to highlight the city’s growing environmental ethic and to help raise awareness of environmental issues in the community. Through the efforts of more than 15,000 businesses, schools and residents who took the Go Green! pledge, the city made tremendous progress in protecting water quality, reducing energy consumption and leading the way in recycling efforts. Collectively, these efforts save the Greater Lansing area more than 30,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
Now is the time to take even greater strides in helping Lansing businesses, residents and students improve our environment by adopting green practices. Live Green Lansing’s efforts are focused on three main areas: energy, water and food. Live Green Lansing supports and promotes programming and events that align with these focus areas. Lansing is a wonderful place to work, play and call home. We hope you’ll join us in making Lansing the greenest capital city in the nation!"