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Coral Springs joins Cities Forward program for urban sustainability

Coral Springs, Florida – The city of Coral Springs has been recognized for its commitment to urban sustainability and has been invited to join the Cities Forward program.

This initiative, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, Resilient Cities Catalyst, and the Institute of the Americas, seeks to advance urban sustainability, resilience, and inclusive governance. Out of 129 applicants, Coral Springs was selected on account of its steadfast dedication to these values.

As part of the program, Coral Springs will engage in a partnership with Freeport, Bahamas, facilitating an exchange of expertise to enhance sustainability initiatives. Dr. Andrea Lemaitre, the Sustainability Manager of Coral Springs, has expressed enthusiasm about collaborating with the anchor institutions and liaisons from Freeport.

Debuted at the Cities Summit of the Americas, the Cities Forward initiative encompasses peer dialogues, capability enhancement, and diplomatic connections, all geared towards bolstering urban projects that target sustainability, inclusivity, and resilience.

Coral Springs’ decision to participate in the Cities Forward program is consistent with its strategic emphasis on innovation and ecological stewardship. Furthermore, this involvement dovetails with the city’s Sustainability Action Plan, which was rolled out in 2022, underscoring Coral Springs’ holistic approach to sustainable practices.

For a deeper insight into Coral Springs’ environmental initiatives, visit CoralSprings.gov/GoGreen. This new partnership through the Cities Forward program underscores the city’s continuous commitment to a sustainable and resilient future.

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