[ Browse by Service Category : Environment and Public Health/Safety : Sub-Topics of Environmental Protection and Improvement (15) ]
Programs that protect our natural resources from abuse, neglect, waste or exploitation and preserve their availability for future generations.
Programs that enhance the aesthetic characteristics of the urban built environment and natural surroundings by acquiring and preserving open spaces for public enjoyment; planting trees, flowers, shrubs and ground cover in public places; controlling outdoor advertising signs, billboards and displays; controlling the establishment, use and maintenance of junkyards; developing and implementing anti-litter campaigns; cleaning up nature trails, rivers and streams; and engaging in other environmental beautification activities.
Programs that develop and enforce compliance with regulations which seek to ensure that communities have a clean and healthful environment that is free from air and water pollution, pesticides and other hazardous substances, damaging radiation and excessive levels of noise; and which monitor pollution levels, investigate complaints regarding violations and, when warranted, initiate litigation against individuals and organizations who have failed to comply with environmental protection regulations.
The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.