Stretch Goals and Strategies
The PPR 2030 takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability – the intent is to ensure that decision-making processes take into account all of the interrelated items. The PPR 2030 includes stretch goals and high-level strategies (summarized below) for the following areas: Arts and Culture; Built and Natural Environment; Economic Development; Education; Energy: Health; Materials Management and Procurement; Transportation; and Water Quantity. The complete narrative and meta-strategies for each goal can be found in the plan. (LINK TO PPR 2030).
Agriculture: Agriculture is an important and complex issue that affects and is affected by other areas including natural environment, water supply and quality, economy and transportation. PPR 2030 focuses on increasing food producers, both rural and urban, and preserving agriculture land and water resources.
Arts and Culture: Arts and culture provide a richness and vitality to the region and greatly contribute to the region’s economy. PPR 2030 focuses on and builds upon the Cultural Plan of the Pikes Peak Region, which provides a framework for promoting the arts and increasing the public’s appreciation for the arts.
Built and Natural Environment: Minimizing the impact that we have on our natural environment is critical to our quality of life. PPR 2030 focuses on complementing the built environment with the natural environment and enhancing lives of people by promoting community, accessibility, and commerce.
Economic Development: A sustainable economy creates jobs that allow employees to live a high quality of life. PPR 2030 focuses on creating a strong and diverse economy that supports and benefits from local sustainability.
Education: Quality education is fundamental to a prosperous, vibrant, and healthy community and is a critical component to the success of all of the goals of PPR 2030.
Energy: PPR 2030 focuses on decreasing overall energy use through conservation and energy efficiency and the production and consumption of renewable and/or sustainable energy.
Health: While Colorado boasts some of the best statistics in the nation for a healthy population, the state and the region are not immune to health epidemics, with rising obesity rates and other negative health trends. PPR 2030 focuses on strategies that address access to health care, public education about healthy living, and promoting overall well-being.
Materials Management and Procurement: The more efficiently we purchase and use materials, the less we throw away and the less we have to recycle, reuse, and repurchase. PPR 2030 focuses on reducing waste sent to landfills, household hazardous waste, and purchasing using tenets of reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Transportation: Alternative transportation choices and overcoming automobile dependence are key elements of sustainability. PPR 2030 focuses on this by pursuing a multi-modal transportation system of roads, transit, bicycles, and pedestrian walkways that are sustainable, equitable, and affordable.
Water Quantity: Providing water to accommodate the growing region located in a semi-arid climate now and into the future is and will continue to be a critical and complex issue. PPR 2030 focuses on consumption, landscaping, and water reuse.