6.Create a “Model Green Neighborhood” with heightened local sustainability standards
Guaranteeing Infrastructure Investments > Recommendations

The concentration of environmental burdens in Gowanus and the pressing reality of local impacts from climate change are impetus for the neighborhood as a whole to transform itself into a model for environmental performance. A green agenda for Gowanus should include waste diversion goals, support for the materials re-use business cluster, and energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals for existing and new buildings. The manifestation of this vision for a model green neighborhood could be supported by the Environmental Quality Partnership.