Working towards a Sustainable Future

Achieving a sustainable community will require dedication throughout the city – within municipal departments and out in the community with citizens, businesses and organizations – to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It means coordinating efforts to use resources efficiently, reduce waste, and prevent pollution and environmental impacts. It means taking into account our shared objectives to achieve our community’s vision for a healthy community, continued high quality of life, and a vibrant economy.

Over the last decade, Keene has worked to address sustainability through climate protection measures to lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase community resiliency to the expected impacts associated with a changing climate. By addressing climate change through thoughtful, collaborative planning and action we can continue, as a community, to create long-term environmental, social, and economic vitality within Keene and the Monadnock Region.