Greening America’s Communities is an EPA program to help cities and towns develop an implementable vision of environmentally friendly neighborhoods that incorporate innovative green infrastructure and other sustainable design strategies.
EPA provides design assistance to help support sustainable communities that protect the environment, economy and public health to inspire local and state leaders to expand this work elsewhere.
Greening America’s Communities will help communities consider ways to incorporate sustainable design strategies into their planning and development to create and enhance interesting, distinctive neighborhoods that have multiple social, economic, and environmental benefits.
Brownsville, Texas was chosen in 2016 as one of six communities to receive this assistance along with Columbia, South Carolina; Honolulu, Hawaii; Multnomah County, Oregon; Muscatine, Iowa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Please view the final report below.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.