Take the Sustainability Survey!
The City of Boca Raton is creating its second Sustainability Action Plan to guide the priorities of the City’s sustainability programs over the next five years.
Will you give 10 – 15 minutes of your time to take the survey and provide input into the plan?
By responding to the survey you will help the City understand your priorities as they relate to sustainability issues, your ideas on how the City can better address those issues, and make sure that your voice is heard in the planning process.
The questions in the survey will cover a wide variety of sustainability topics. You may wish to read more information about some of the topics before answering the questions. Please see the links below for more.
- 2021 Greenhouse Gas Inventory
- Cities Race to Zero
- Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
- Tree Canopy Assessment
You may not be familiar with every term or policy option mentioned in the survey. Below are a few definitions that may help.
Building benchmarking means tracking the energy (and sometimes water) use of a building for the purpose of comparing the building’s energy efficiency relative to other similar buildings. A commonly used benchmarking platform is the Department of Energy’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager which provides some building types with an Energy Star Score.
Climate action is any activity that reduces GHG emissions or helps to respond to a changing climate.
Climate adaptation is any activity which is a response to alleviate or manage climate impacts (such as flooding or heat).
Climate mitigation means actions necessary to reduce the causes of climate change, namely reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Green building standard means a certification program for new or existing development that demonstrates a building has met specific environmental guidelines. Examples include the U.S. Green Building Coalition (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building program and the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) green building program.
Greenhouse gas means any gas which traps gas in the atmosphere. Major greenhouse gases (GHGs) include carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and water vapor (H2O).
Greenhouse gas emissions refers to the GHGs released into the atmosphere from human activities. Often amounts of GHG emissions are referenced as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) rather than as individual gases.
Last mile transportation means transportation options, such as shuttles, ride sharing, bike routes or walking routes, which help connect larger transit services to individual homes and destinations.
Mixed use development means development projects that include residential along with commercial and business uses to encourage living, working, shopping, and entertainment to take place within a short distance from each other.
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries primarily through street design. (Boca Raton Vision Zero)
For more information on what the City is doing to advance sustainability, explore the Sustainability pages on the City website.
Note: Results from this survey may be shared publicly, including quotes from comments. No comments or results will be reported with any identifying information or attributed to individuals. The survey submissions are anonymous.