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Huntsville Environmental Sustainability Committee seeks public input 

Published on October 5, 2022

As Huntsville grows, City leaders are focused on long-term successful gains for people who live, work and play in the community. This includes a watchful eye on Huntsville’s natural and built environment. 

Mayor Tommy Battle recently asked area leaders with interest and expertise in this area to form a committee and examine contributing factors to long-term environmental sustainability in metro Huntsville.  

“Environmental challenges directly impact our quality of life,” said Mayor Battle. “We want to continue promoting sustainable urban development that revitalizes community, keeps our air, water and land clean and provides economic and social benefits for all of our residents.” 

To gather public input in this process, the Huntsville Environmental Sustainability Committee (HESC) is calling on residents to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 5-7 p.m. at Campus No. 805. 

Marie Bostick, committee chair and executive director of the Land Trust of North Alabama, said the committee’s definition of environmental sustainability is focused on achieving a balance between a healthy environment and a thriving economy for present and future generations. 

“Changes in our environment, whether from planned activities or natural processes, affect everyone,” said Bostick. “We have experts and industry leaders offering advice and consultation, but we feel it is very important to include the public in this discussion.” 

The HESC will have interactive opportunities for public involvement at the meeting, which will be held in the Stone Event Center Cafeteria in Campus No. 805, 2620 Clinton Ave. W. in Huntsville.  

Following input from the meeting, HESC will also launch an online survey to gather more insights from Huntsville residents. The survey will be posted on their web page at HuntsvilleAL.gov/HESC.