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1.09.2008

Tallahassee is Designated Green City

Tallahassee was given the Green City Local Government Standard Award by the Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc. We are only the second city in Florida to receive this award.

Since Mayor John Marks signed the "Mayors' Green City Action Accord," the City applied its "Go Green Tallahassee" initiatives toward the adopted benchmarks.

The City maintains an environmentally preferable purchasing program, gives its new employees an orientation that includes things the employee can do at work and at home to reduce energy, waste and water consumption. The City recycles its used electronic equipment, involves school students in green projects within schools such as Schools on Solar and the CANpaign.

The City operates its own alternative fueling station, uses LED traffic lights, and achieved Florida's Department of Environmental Protection's wastewater plant operations excellence award.

For its City's citizens, it offers home and business energy audits, educates on Xeriscaping, rainwater reuse and rain gardens, offers green power, provides residential incentives such as exchange programs for compact fluorescent bulbs, and energy audit kits including low flow showerheads, wall gaskets and thermometer cards, and provides curbside recycling (except in apartment complexes).

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