The term sustainability is used to describe a different way of looking at development and growth. According to The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook (p. 119), it is "about meeting today's needs without hampering future generations." It is also about growth that ensures waste-free production, values people and maximizes profits -- the process recognized as the triple bottom line.The Bowie Sustainability Plan, adopted on November, 21, 2016, builds upon the City's Climate Action Plan and all the other green-minded work that has come before it. It is a 10-year plan that details, goals, strategies, and actions that will help to ensure that Bowie is a diverse and vibrant community that is committed to its citizens, economy, and natural environment. Achieving the objectives in this plan will be a continued community effort and every resident can make a difference.
View the 2018 update of the Sustainability Plan and see how the City is doing.
Green Citizen Award
The City also awards an annual Green Citizen Award to one citizen with outstanding practices in sustainability and community outreach. Nominations are accepted in November, December, and January of each year with the awardee being awarded in the spring at the Bowie Green Expo. The panel reviewing nominations is made up of member of the Bowie Green Team.
Our first winner was Gaye Williams in 2017, followed by Dr. Harold Moline in 2018.
For the 2019 award, nominees will be accepted starting FEBRUARY 4, 2019. The window will close March 13, 2019.