A green and sustainable city is a community of residents, neighbors, workers and visitors who strive together to balance ecological, economic and social needs. Their efforts help to ensure a clean, healthy and safe environment for all members of society and future generations.
With this site you will find easy access to information, services and programs that show what the City is doing to support green initiatives and sustainable methods.
The City of Independence now operates a greenhouse under the Parks & Recreation Grounds Division. The 6,000 square foot eco-friendly greenhouse has in-floor heating which comes from the methane created at a nearby landfill.
How to Avoid "Greenwashing"
Learn to avoid products packaged as "green" in name only and seek out products truly good for you and the environment.