In order to advance the work of sustainability throughout
the City, the Sustainability Director works with a leadership team and four
committees representing city departments critical to the success of this
program. The four city committees (
A professional market research firm was hired to develop, conduct, and analyze surveys aimed at assessing what consumers currently know about energy generation, energy-efficient practices and their connection to greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, recycling, water conservation, stormwater pollution, composting and global warming.
The results were incorporated into final design of messages and materials for each intended audience—residential, commercial and municipal departments.
Live Green in Plano (LGIP) was chosen as the overarching identifier for all environmental programming and the following public awareness campaign objectives were identified:
first year public awareness campaign, which was kicked off by Mayor Evans in
January 2007, was “The Year of Living Green.” The Mayor issued a bold challenge to make
In the first nine months, the city’s internal recycling diversion rate went from 23% to 35%, saving the City approximately $900 every month. The first Expo was attended by 7,500 people and the second Expo was attended by 12,000. Six city facilities are being constructed as LEED Certified buildings and the city is pursuing its first LEED Existing Building Certification.