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Sustainable - Duluth City Government Progress Report

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PROGRESS

TREE CITIES USA designation

- 160 City Trails and Pathways

- Energy Audits completed for 86 City-owned buildings and facilities

- 1.5M kWh electricity saved in 2010-2011

- City Operations Energy Action Plan 2011-2015 endorsed by City Council

- GPS System installed in City Fleet vehicles

- Environmentally Preferred Purchasing - criteria developed for website

- Replaced single user printers with central copiers

- Recycling paper, cardboard, tin, aluminum, wire, consumer plastics

SUSTAINABLE Strategies & Actions - 2012 and beyond

Connect City Employees and Community members with sustainability

- MAINTAIN A CITY-WIDE web page on www.duluthmn.gov with progress reports and information on sustainable activities and opportunities

- Provide NATURAL STEP and sustainable leadership training for employees and support community-wide education

Support our Local Community and a Healthy Environment

- SUPPORT LOCAL FOODS and LOCAL BUSINESSES that have adopted a closed loop system for their products and use of resources

- INCREASE PURCHASE of Environmentally Friendly Products and Services

Enrich our Natural Environment thru Operating Practices

- REDUCE ENERGY USE in City buildings and facilities

- COMMIT TO and SUPPORT ALTERNATIVE FUELED and HIGHER MILEAGE vehicles

- INCREASE MATERIALS RECOVERY for Reuse or Recycling - SEPARATE at the SOURCE

- EXPAND NATIVE PLANT Landscapes and WATER FILTRATION Systems

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