A major goal in the first year of the Green Worcester Plan (GWP) was to form a Green Worcester Advisory Committee comprised of non-governmental stakeholders to serve as the forum for information exchange and to advise on the City's sustainability and resilience activities. The Committee was formed and began meeting at the beginning of 2022. The committee members play a critical role in the implementation of the GWP.
In 2021, the City and its community members developed a comprehensive and holistic Green Worcester Sustainability and Resilience Strategic Plan (GWP) which charts a roadmap to bring sustainability values to all aspects of city life. We heard from our city's diverse community to make sure that this plan reflects your ideas and priorities. The Plan draws on our city's unique strengths and challenges, identifies environmental and sustainability priorities and includes short and longer-term actions.
The Green Worcester Plan won two awards from the American Planning Association, including a 2022 Community-Wide Award!
Developing the GWP involved extensive public engagement in 2019 and 2020. Thank you to all who participated in the planning process! Learn more about the surveys conducted and the workshops we held:
Sustainability & Resilience
City Hall Room 108
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
By Appointment: Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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