We only have one Earth, yet our global population is currently using the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we consume. If everyone alive in the world today had a similar lifestyle as the average citizen in the USA or Western Europe, we would need more than 5 planets to meet our demands.
This, plus a rapidly growing world population means our planet is really being squeezed. Communities across the world are increasingly recognising these issues and accepting that there is a moral imperative and urgent need to achieve sustainability and take environmental issues seriously.
The Council has ran a number of successful initiatives and programmes that promote sustainable development. The list below contains key document and relevant reports which relate to sustainable development.
- Environmental Management Action Plan
- Stafford Biodiversity Strategy
Work at the local authority and grassroots level aims to tie in with action, policy and support at the national level. For further information visit the 'Sustainable Development in Government' website.
Here are some of our initiatives:
- Cycle parking at Riverway Nursery
- Cycling facilities, boosted at Civic Centre
Find out more about sustainable development and what you can do to help below: