Welcome to the ECOmaha web site.
The term "ECOmaha" is a blend of the acronym ECO and Omaha. The "ECO" stands for "Environment," "Community," and "Opportunity."
The mission of ECOmaha is to promote integrated decision-making and strategic actions by City government and the community-at-large that foster environmental quality, build community capacity, and advance economic opportunities for residents, businesses, and government.
ECOmaha is a collaborative effort to realize the goals identified in the Environment Element, a section of the City's Master Plan approved by City Council in December 2010. The Environment Element offers a comprehensive and unifying vision, developed through a two-year community-based process, for the long-term environmental health and sustainability of the Omaha community and the natural resources and ecosystems on which it depends. To view the entire Environment Element including background issues and recommended strategies, visit City of Omaha's Environment Element (PDF).
This website also acts as a information hub for the City's other efforts, such as healthy housing, lead poisoning prevention, and brownfield assessments.
The website will be expanded and reorganized over the next few months, so keep checking back for new informaiton.