CitiesGoGreen - October 2008 - (Page Intro)
Where are CitiesGoGreen subscribers and what are they doing to go green? Becky Allison—Alaska We’re planning for post peak oil and supporting wind power generators and environmental purchasing. Wayne A. Cauthen, City Manager—Kansas City, Missouri On July 24, 2008 the Kansas City, Missouri Mayor and City Council unanimously adopted a Climate Protection Plan. The Plan is an important policy document with greenhouse gas reduction goals and measures to achieve those goals in City government and Cathy Cooke—Sacramento, California throughout the community over the next 12 years. Sacramento is developing a Green chemistry initiative that is cradle to Completing the Climate Protection Plan is cradle. The purpose is to know the substance toxicity breakdown of all the a significant milestone for the City … chemicals used by the city so there are no surprises after use. dealing with climate protection, sustainability and environmental quality. Larry Rich Long Beach, California Long Beach has recently set up an Office of Sustainability with 3 coordinators who meet monthly with the council, Mayor, and citizens. The goal is to develop a sustainable city action plan. They are “greening the port” to reduce emissions. We also have a new initiative to only purchase sustainable office supplies including delivery. Niki Gomoluh—Las Vegas, Nevada Our sustainability initiative committee includes members from all City departments who brainstorm new ideas and share the information with their departments for implementation. Green efforts include: constructing new buildings to LEED standards, water conservation, recycling and greater energy efficiency. Las Vegas was named American City of the Year by the World Leadership Forum, largely due to its leadership in sustainability—operating 90 percent of the city fleet on alternative fuels and building sustainability into the Centennial Hills recreational campus. Carol Johnson Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix is developing a shade initiative with the goal of creating a more walkable environment. We are also developing a Downtown Urban Form plan. CR Mcleod New Castle, Delaware We have launched a Green website— nccde.org/gogreen— that lists local green initiatives, green awards, and important links. We have also started a “Buy from your neighbor” program to encourage purchases from local farmers to help the economy and reduce emissions from trucking in produce. The deeper the green, the more subscribers. How green is your state? Make your state greener—share this magazine or forward the digital magazine. Subscribe today and tell your story! Subscribe at www.CitiesGoGreen.com or call 866-686-8101 Map © Katie House
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CitiesGoGreen - October 2008
CitiesGoGreen - October 2008
Red Light, Green Light
The Ada County Courthouse: Saves a Lot of Money and It’s Comfy, Too
Big Box Retail: Beyond Yes or No
Fayetteville, Arkansas: A Clean, Green Way of Life
What’s a Sustainability Coordinator?
Natural Market Forces Can Restore Nature and Cut Taxes
Climate Change Targets: How Much? How Fast?
CitiesGoGreen - October 2008