Research Facts & Figures > Environment
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Analysis of a region’s environmental characteristics establishes current conditions and helps guide future public policy. The East Bay’s declining rates of air pollution, increasing diversion of recyclable and organic materials, and high percentage of land preserved for parks and open space, reveals a population dedicated to protecting the region they have chosen to call home. High rates of environmentally conscious behavior can mitigate some of the negative impacts that can arise from rapid development, such as has been seen in the East Bay in recent years.