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Bio-Geo-Physical Conditions

CLEAN AIR
The city maintains a level of air quality that is conducive to good health within buildings, the city’s air shed, and the atmosphere.

 

 

 

HEALTHY SOIL
Soils within the city and soils associated with the city’s economy, function, and operations meet their ranges of healthy ecosystem functions as appropriate to their types and environments; fertility is maintained or improved.

 

 

 

 

CLEAN AND SAFE WATER
Residents have sufficient and continuous access to convenient and affordable clean drinking water and domestic use water; the city’s water sources, waterways and water bodies are healthy and function without negative impact to ecosystems.

 

 

 

 

RESPONSIBLE RESOURCES/MATERIALS
Non-food and non-energy renewable and non-renewable resources are sourced, allocated, managed and recycled responsibly and equitably, and without adversely affecting human health or the resilience of ecosystems.

 

 

 

 

CLEAN AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
Energy is provided for, and extracted, generated and consumed, without significant negative impact to ecosystems or to short- or long-term human health and do not exacerbate climate change.

 

 

 

 

HEALTHY AND ACCESSIBLE FOOD
Sufficient amounts of healthy and nutritious food is accessible to all and is grown, manufactured and distributed by processes which maintain the healthy function of ecosystems and do not exacerbate climate change.