City Profiles

Wednesday 04/03/2013
Will Vegas be the First ‘Net-Zero’ City in America?

If you’re one of those people who think the glitter of Tinseltown will never last, Tom Perrigo has some news for you.

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Tuesday 03/19/2013
Columbus, Ohio

Recognizing the role a healthy environment plays in creating a city in which people want to live, work and raise a family, Mayor Michael B. Coleman established the Get Green Columbus initiative.

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Wednesday 01/30/2013
Henderson, Nevada

Encompassing approximately 105 square miles and having a population over 275,000, the city of Henderson is the second largest city in the state of Nevada. It was also one of the fastest growing mid-sized cities in the nation during the last two decades, expanding over 325 percent in population since 1990.

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Monday 08/13/2012
Watervliet, New York

The city of Watervliet, N.Y., is a small town with big aspirations. Building on its solar power commitment and EPA Green Power Partnership status, the city is working with Greenlight Energy in an effort to become the first EPA Green Power Community in New York State.

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Tuesday 06/14/2011
Twinsburg, Ohio

A few years ago Mayor Katherine Procop proposed to implement the "Twinsburg Green Initiative." The Green Initiative would focus on making the city of Twinsburg a more environmentally friendly community by preserving floodplains associated with Tinkers Creek, by encouraging preservation of unique and significant habitat for wildlife, by providing public open spaces for the enjoyment of residents, and by seeking ways to make the city a more sustainable place.

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Wednesday 12/22/2010
Des Moines, Iowa

In August of 2007, the city of Des Moines began implementing green policies brought on by growing interest in the benefits of a sustainable community.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin

So many things are going on in Kenosha to support a green community: Since 1988, an advisory committee of 11 members dubbed "Keep Kenosha Beautiful" has overseen beautification, litter prevention, recycling education, and volunteer programs that help the community reach its green goals.

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Santa Maria, California

Much of Santa Maria's green efforts are centered in urban forestry and waste management. The city's website gives citizens information about the benefits of urban forestry, tips on properly disposing of waste, and how to make a difference for the environment through small changes at home.

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