Container Recycling (Bottle Bills)
can save energy and protect the environment by recycling
our beverage cans and bottles.
are dependent upon the products supplied by the
diversity of biological organisms on earth and their
associated ecosystems (i.e., biodiversity). Yet,
the continued destruction of species is testament
that we are not protecting these ecosystems that
state funding for conservation programs empowers
local governments and nonprofit organizations to
restore critical wildlife and fish habitat, preserve
high quality natural areas, and prevent sprawl.
preservation tax credit is a simple idea. Citizens
and corporations who donate land for conservation
purposes get an income tax break.
“green” infrastructure approach emphasizes
planning in order to maximize the benefit of conservation
efforts. Green infrastructure applies a systematic
approach to conservation and recognizes the importance
of conserving sufficient land to maintain ecosystem
services and provide habitat for wildlife.
is generally defined as meeting the needs of present
generation without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their own needs.
prevent flooding, filter our water, and protect
ORV (off-road vehicle) use often appeals to outdoor
enthusiasts, many drivers are unaware of the irreparable
damage their vehicles may inflict on the landscapes
- “Takings” proponents
demand payment in the form of our government tax
dollars when a law or regulation affects the use
large numbers of urban residents move out of cities,
suburbs have seized the opportunity to embrace endless
housing developments and strip malls with little
long range planning. But uncontrolled sprawl presents
more than just an “open space” problem,
it also affects our quality of life and the health
of all our communities – wealthy and lower-income,
urban, rural, and suburban.
of Development Rights
- As the population
of the United States continues to grow rapidly,
state and local governments face a challenge in
encouraging development while preserving natural
resources, open space, agricultural land, and historic
sites. Transfer of development rights (TDR) programs
have been adopted throughout the country by both
local and state governments to maintain growth without
sacrificing sensitive lands.
many cities and towns, aging infrastructure and
continued growth will require massive new expenditures
to keep the water flowing.