January 9, 2007 By News Report
"This is one of the simple things the city should be doing to save money and cut our global warming emissions," said Mayor Mark Begich. "It makes sense economically and environmentally to find more ways to cut our energy use."
The mayor announced the switch at the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce's "Make It Monday" forum where he accepted the Green Star Award for City Hall. To achieve the award, the City had to meet eight standards set by Green Star for recycling, waste prevention, improved purchasing, outreach to other organizations, education of employees, reduction of toxic materials, water conservation and energy efficiency.
Some of the steps taken at City Hall to meet these Green Star standards include:
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