City Partners with  Shi Institute To Create
Long-Term Sustainability Plan

In the summer of 2021, the City will partner with the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities at Furman University to begin work on a long-term sustainability plan, called SustainableGVL. 

Guided by the City's Green Ribbon Advisory Committee, the SustainableGVL Plan aims to protect our natural resources, improve the health of the region's watersheds and reduce the City's carbon footprint.

Public involvement will be a critical piece of the project. The City will use surveys and public meetings to offer opportunities for participation. Subscribe (at right) to receive regular updates on the work.

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SustainableGVL Project Schedule

  • Project kickoff at the Green Ribbon Advisory Committee meeting, July 29, at the Greenville Convention Center | View Video Playback | View Presentation
  • September 2021 – Public engagement survey
    Survey - All Responses (PDF) | Survey - City Responses (PDF)
  • September 9, 2021 –  A drop-in style open house provided the public with the opportunity to share ideas about how the city and the community can become more environmentally friendly.
  • October 2021 – Creation of draft plan
  • November 2021 – Presentation of draft plan to GRAC and City Council
  • December 2021 – Draft plan public comment period
  • Early 2022 – Plan finalized and presented to City Council for adoption

Note: schedule subject to change