Months of diligent research led Mayor Weinzapfel to issue an Executive Order on August 20, 2007, that “all City of Evansville departments, agencies and employees operate in a manner that, now and in the future, protects the health and welfare of Evansville residents; mitigates negative impacts of human activity on the natural environment; and maintains the competitive viability of our diversified economy in accordance with the City of Evansville Sustainability Policy.”
The City of Evansville Sustainability Policy will serve as the basis for the development and implementation of practical programs, policies and initiatives that will yield innumerable quality of life benefits by prioritizing energy efficiency and conservation, increasing the use of alternative energy sources, promoting alternative transportation options, promoting sustainable building practices, increasing fuel efficiency of City vehicles, increasing recycling rates in City operations, preserving and enhancing green space, and more.
A Green Fleets Policy has been established (see link on left), and additional policy initiatives are being developed to reduce emission of global warming pollutants, improve energy efficiency and reduce consumption of energy from non-renewable sources in areas including mobile sources, public transit, power equipment, land use, buildings, computers and office equipment, purchasing, recycling, and others.
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