The 2009 Green City Report details Pasadena’s accomplishments and future goals in the areas of energy efficiency, waste reduction, urban design, urban nature, transportation, environmental health and water conservation.
The companion 2009 Green City Indicators Report gives four years of data on more than 170 measurements along with easy-to-read graphs and charts that show great progress.
You can also take the fun, 15-minute Green Training Program, which recently won the national Savvy Award (first place in the nation) from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA).
Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/greencity for these features and more. If you don’t have a computer, you can log on for free at any Pasadena public library.
In 2009 alone, Pasadena adopted aggressive new strategies to meet 40 percent of the city’s electricity needs with green power by 2020 and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent by 2020. We also adopted a comprehensive water conservation plan, cut per-person water use by 12 percent and reduced our waste by 39,000 tons.
In 2010 we’ll start a three-year project to retrofit 26 facilities and 100 city street lamps with the most energy-efficient lighting on the market to save 1.3 million kilowatt hours and $200,000 in annual energy costs every year.
For more information call 744-7546.