- Sustainable Green Infrastructure- In order to reduce the cost associated with stormwater, street repair, and water pollution.
Green Infrastructure has been used in hundreds of cities throughout the world. In Order to reduce rainwater pollution, flash flooding, cement, and other environmentally harmful materials. A study done by American Rivers in 2012 showed that 75% of green infrastructure projects were at or below the price of traditional infrastructure. Green Infrastructure beautifies our streets, naturally cleans polluted water, reduces our carbon footprint, reduces overflow to our wastewater infrastructure.
- Implementing Food Waste Initiative- In order to reduce food waste in our landfill, decrease methane pollution, and build a healthier community that provides fresh produce to those in need.
We will research best practices to get businesses involved to donate or offer small incentives to give unsellable produce to local food pantries, inedible food to local community gardens. The purpose is to increase the number of fresh produce citizens have to consume, reducing landfill space using inedible food for compost, while reducing the cost of transporting trash from grocery stores in our city.
- Implementing renewable energy program- In Order to reduce the cost associated with utilities, reduce our carbon footprint on behalf of city government.
We will introduce an innovative renewable energy plan to install renewable energy systems in all city facilities, including solar water heating for public swimming pools, landfill gas to energy conversion, and other cost-saving methods. Our city spends over $14 million dollars on utilities, investing in renewable energy can reduce utility cost while protecting our environment for future generations.