In 2008, the region’s first agenda for sustainability was completed with the Sustainable Shelby Implementation Plan. This plan established a strategic framework for action with regard to “green” initiatives in Memphis and Shelby County. The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability has been charged with the implementation and oversight of the Sustainable Shelby Implementation Plan. The Office of Sustainability will be the area’s leading advocate and resource for sustainability and will coordinate various regional initiatives.
As Sustainable Shelby started, many of the participants were unfamiliar and a bit unsure of the process that was being used. But, as it continued to move along it proved to be a great way to get input from a wide...read more