The Mayor’s Office of Environmental Stewardship has released the final draft of the next five-year sustainability plan, and is seeking public review and feedback, according to a recent press release. Community members can review the plan at; comments may be submitted online until December 17. Mayor Michael B. Coleman remarked, “For the first time, this plan is not just an internal city document. It was crafted for the community, by the community because it will take all of us working together to fully realize our vision for a green community that is beautiful, healthy and prosperous.” During the past year, “the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Stewardship has been crafting the plan with the help of the community. Ideas were solicited for the plan at events, focus groups and via online survey,” according to the release. The mayor’s office released the first five-year plan for Columbus in 2005 “to strategically reduce the impact of city operations on the environment.” Significant accomplishments include the city’s residential recycling program, the conversion of city fleet vehicles to cleaner-burning fuels, and installation of a large-scale solar array.