In the pillar of Our Community, Forward Wayne County focuses on Environment. The area of Environment includes community needs such as Recycling, Physical Amenities, and Alternative Transportation. Long-term, the goal of Forward Wayne County is to address the area’s protracted population decline, below average wealth and income levels, higher than average poverty rates, and low levels of educational attainment. In order to realize positive movement in these areas, Forward Wayne County places importance the health and sustainability of our living spaces. Leveraging current community assets and natural amenities in addition to building out existing physical amenities are all important for developing a stronger Wayne County environment.