Environmental Policy

The purpose of Environmental Management is to promote and protect the natural environment which is particularly important to the quality of life for the citizens of Roanoke. The city's location amid the Blue Ridge Mountains, combined with access to natural resources such as the Roanoke River, Blue Ridge Parkway, Smith Mountain Lake and parks, provides a natural environmental quality in an urban setting.

Environmental Policy Statement
  • Comply with all applicable environmental legislation, regulations, internal requirements, and municipal standards.
  • Establish policies and procedures to foster a proactive approach toward environmental management.
  • Educate and train city employees for improved environmental performance and increased awareness of environmental issues.
  • Practice the principles of prevention of pollution.
  • Implement and merge our environmental management system to make it an integral part of our standard business practices.
  • Identify and incorporate methods to reduce the generation of solid and hazardous waste.
  • Encourage and increase citizen awareness and involvement in an effort to protect the environment.