"We will inventory global warming emissions in the City operations and in the community and set realistic reductions targets. We will accomplish this objective by promoting transportation options such as bicycle trails, commute trip reduction programs, and incentives for car pooling and public transit." --> Green College Station White Paper
MUNICIPAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
It is proposed to place the City of College Station in major leadership role through setting of policies and by example to promote Green principles throughout the community. There are several initiatives (strategies) which can be undertaken as a part of the Municipal Leadership program.
* Commit to migrating the city fleet to use hybrid vehicles. The use of hybrid vehicles will be employed where appropriate and consistent with the proposed use.
* Commit to reducing energy consumption in all City facilities by a specific percentage over the next 5-7 years. This will require an aggressive effort to achieve this ambitious program. It will require a highly focused and concentrated effort.
* Commit to LEED standards for all newly constructed and major remodel projects in municipal facilities. This will require a change in our basic design standards for new or remodeled facilities.
* Commit to a reduction in water usage in city facilities. This should be a comprehensive program which includes irrigation practices, water efficient plumbing fixtures, and reuse of treated effluent.