Environmental sustainability is traditionally defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Given the Earth’s limited amount of natural resources and our concerns over the environmental preservation of our air, water, and land, the City of New Rochelle is working hard toward achieving its potential as an environmentally responsible community.
To that end, we are working to improve our energy efficiency and our recycling rates and we have created a sustainability plan to direct the "smart growth" of New Rochelle over the next 20 years. This sustainability plan, entitled GreeNR, will serve to guide the City’s future development so that New Rochelle can grow in an environmentally responsible, economically vibrant, and socially equitable manner. GreeNR identifies the City’s sustainability goals and presents specific initiatives to achieve those goals.