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 presents an annual Green Citizen Award to one citizen with outstanding practices in sustainability and community outreach. The awardee is awarded each spring at the Bowie Green Expo (April 13, 2019). The panel reviewing nominations is made up of members of the Bowie Green Team and Environmental Advisory Committee.
The first winner was Gaye Williams in 2017, followed by Dr. Harold Moline in 2018.
For the 2019 Green Citizen Award the nomination window will close on March 13, 2019.
Nominate someone today!