As people observe Earth Day today, the Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES) launched its online Sustainability and Climate Action dashboard. The site takes users through the five sections of the County’s Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, which outlines the County’s efforts to promote sustainable practices and climate action in its operations to mitigate the effects of climate change. Clark County’s Board of Commissioners approved the plan at its Feb. 16 meeting. The dashboard is live at AllinClarkCounty.com.
“This dashboard is designed specifically to give the community a transparent and comprehensive outline of the County’s plan to modernize its operations to address the impacts of climate change in our community,” said DES Assistant Director Jodi Bechtel. “Additionally, this dashboard provides tips and information for individuals to incorporate sustainable practices into their homes and everyday lives.”
In addition to a Virtual Earth Day section, visitors to the site may review the County’s specific plans in five critical areas:
- Clean, reliable energy.
- Smart waste management and reduction.
- Sustainable transportation.
- Water conservation and protection.
The Sustainability and Climate Action dashboard was developed for Clark County by Kim Lundgren Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in climate and sustainability issues for local governments.
About the Department of Environment and Sustainability
The Department of Environment and Sustainability is the air pollution control agency, regional Endangered Species Act compliance program, and sustainability office for all of Clark County, Nevada. Established as the Department of Air Quality by the Clark County Commission in 2001, it was renamed in 2020 and is comprised of three divisions: Air Quality, Desert Conservation Program and Office of Sustainability. Through these three divisions, DES is ensuring the air we share meets healthful, regulatory standards, administering the County's Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan and addressing climate change.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.