Building a Sustainable Environment
The City of Sterling Heights is leading the way in the sustainable movement to a better, healthier community and planet. There are a number of efforts currently under way or being studied by City staff for potential future use:
In 2008, the City developed a ‘Strategy for a Sustainable Sterling Heights’ which aims to make Sterling Heights more sustainable and environmentally sensitive.
The City is a ‘Tree City USA’ making the City more attractive to residents and visitors. The vast number of trees benefits the City by creating a cooling effect on helping to reduce stormwater runoff.
While fertilizer is good for our lawn, it’s bad for our water. Fertilizer that enters our lakes and streams can cause algae to grow and use up oxygen that fish need to survive. So what can you do to help?