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Earth Day carries a different significance to many people. For some it’s a day to call attention to issues of environmental justice, to others it’s a day to highlight achievements in energy efficiency, and yet for others it’s a day to admire and preserve our planet’s natural wonders.
For us here at HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing Communities (OSHC), Earth Day is a celebration of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities; which has helped urban, rural, and suburban communities across the U.S. link jobs, housing and transportation, as well as foster sustainable long-term economic growth.
As part of HUD’s Earth Day celebration, I will be hosting a Twitter town hall meeting next Tuesday April 24th at 3:00 pm EST. During the town hall we will discuss the following topics:
- The impact that the Sustainable Community Grants have had in the grantee communities
- Programs and ways in which homeowners can save energy and save money
- The positive impacts that connectivity between work, housing and transportation brings to a community
- How sustainability and planning are creating public/private partnerships that increase the economic competitiveness of urban and rural regions
Don’t miss this opportunity. To learn more about our sustainability efforts, visit our Sustainable Housing and Communities website.