Here the focus is on sustainability practices, recycling of all kinds and strongly enforced policies and ordinances. Hazardous waste minimization and collection. Conservation of water and energy. LEED certification and abatement of air, noise and light pollution. Rain gardens, rain barrels and composting. In the municipal segment, leadership in environmental initiatives, new programs and effective communication of environmental strategies. And, finally, clear evidence of wide community involvement and youth participation including events such as Earth Day, Recycling Days and Bike to work/school efforts.