Friday, September 07, 2012

Milton growing greener.

Courtesy City of Milton

The city is in the final leg of the Atlanta Regional Commission's Green Communities Certification and one of the measures applies to Community Education. Here are some of the measures we have implemented or are implementing:

Measure #7: Government energy audits - The audits have been completed at three fire stations with recommended upgrades.

Measure #8: Government ENERGY STAR Partner - The city has become an Energy Star Partner and is developing an energy strategy for the future.

Measure #34: Community Forest Master Plan - The final Community Forest Master Plan, including appendices, will be up for adoption at the City Council meeting on Sept. 5.

Measure #48 Government environmentally preferable purchasing - The city is working on adopting an environmentally preferable purchasing policy. To receive credit for this measure, the local government must have adopted a policy to consider environmentally preferable products or services when purchasing goods for the local government.

Measure #50: Government nontraditional recycling program - The City of Milton has collection containers at Community Development entrance "F" for recycling copier toner, ink cartridges, batteries, and cell phones. Electronics are recycled at the bulky trash and recycling community events sponsored twice a year by the city.

For a complete list of Milton's Green Communities Measures, please click here.

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