The city of Las Vegas is joining with leading businesses, U.S. cities nationwide and respected nonprofit organizations in launching a new campaign to help protect the environment.
Through the initiative, the city is committed to delivering and promoting simple, practical solutions that will help people save energy, save money and save the planet. Through the Together campaign, the city of Las Vegas will network with other participating cities and develop innovative ways to promote sustainability and encourage consumers to reduce their impact on the environment.
The city of Las Vegas has a number of sustainability programs. Sustainability is defined by the city as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations. This includes numerous "green" efforts such as constructing new buildings to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, water conservation, recycling and greater energy efficiency, just to name a few.
In fact, Las Vegas was named the American City of the Year by the World Leadership Forum in December, largely due to its leadership in sustainability. Specifically, the city was honored for operating 90 percent of the city vehicle fleet on alternative fuels and sustainability concepts built into the Centennial Hills master-planned recreational campus. The World Leadership Forum is an international competition among hundreds of cities from around the globe.