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DESCRIPTIONSALT LAKE CITY GREEN. Ensuring a Sustainable Community. Presented by: Salt Lake City Mayor Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson. “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." - From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy. Salt Lake City Green. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
SALT LAKE CITY GREEN Presented by: Salt Lake City MayorRoss C. Rocky AndersonEnsuring a Sustainable Community
In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations."
- From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy
Salt Lake City GreenEnvironmental programs and goals that help preserve the health and vitality of our community, today and in the future.
Salt Lake City Green Initiatives Municipal EMSAlternative transportationZero Wastee2 Businesses High Performance BuildingsClimate ProtectionOpen SpaceSmart Growth
Alternative TransportationMASS TRANSIT
Alternative TransportationPEDESTRIAN SAFETY
Transit Oriented Development and High Performance BuildingsFuture Intermodal Hub
Pollution Prevention and the Salt Lake City Green FleetCITY FLEET
Salt Lake City Green FleetCITY FLEET
Zero Waste and RecyclingResidential Recycling ProgramPaper of all typesBoxesAll plastics 1-7AluminumSteel food cansMilk and juice cartons
Zero Waste and EnergyENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTINGRENEWABLE ENERGY
Zero Waste and EnergyRenewable Energy
Zero Waste and Water Conservation
Open Space and Watershed Protection
environmentally and economically sustainable businesses e2 Businesses
WASHINGTON, DC, March 28, 2001 (ENS) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, confirmed today that the country will not implement the Kyoto Protocol. "We have no interest in implementing that treaty," Whitman told reporters.
Global warming is threatening the worlds ski resorts Downhill skiing could disappear altogether at some resorts, while at others, a retreating snow line will cut off base villages from their ski runs as soon as 2030. - CBS News. Dec. 3, 2004
2004 Salt Lake City Government Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions2004 corporate emissions reductions total 21,500 tons of eCO2. (81% of goal to reduce by 26,500 tons of eCO2)104,50099,500
Equivalent CO (tons)
CO%COCostCost%Energy Million BtuCO%COCost
All Other Waste-12870-12.70%470318
Total GHG after Measures 2004104,500
GHG Emissions Goal99,500
Percent CO Emissions by Sector
Cost of Energy
Energy Cost per Source
Equiv. CO (tons)
Table 1: Salt Lake City Corporate Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2001
CO2 equiv. tons
Salt Lake City 2001 Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Source
Equivalent CO (tons)
Equiv. CO2 (tons)
ConclusionSalt Lake City is taking real action and seeing real results in our efforts to create a sustainable community.
20 minute presentation10 minutes for questions Great wisdom and a reminder of our tremendous, sacred responsibility is reflected in the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy, which declares: In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.
Over the last five years in Salt Lake City, enormous progress has been made in creating a city that is livable and sustainable.
Dr. William E. Rees, of the University of British Colombia, gives us this definition of sustainable, Sustainable development is positive socioeconomic change that does not undermine the ecological systems upon which communities and society are dependent
Sustainability economically, environmentally, and as it relates to the public health and quality of life is achieved only when those who propose, advocate for, make, and implement public policy keep in focus the best interests of residents and visitors now and far into the future.A livable, sustainable city is one in which leaders and citizens hold as fundamentally important the provision of clean air and water, the protection and conservation of natural resources, and the enhancement of human capital.
Launched in 2001, Salt Lake City Green consists of award-winning Salt Lake City environmental programs that help us ensure a healthy, sustainable future for Salt Lake City.
The philosophy behind Salt Lake City Green is one of practical environmentalism, which aims for innovative solutions that not only protect the environment but also improve the citys social and economic welfare. The program involves people from every part of our community, urging residents and businesses to get involved in protecting our environment. As part of the Salt Lake City Green program, Salt Lake City completed a Sustainability Inventory. This document is a tool to assist local governments to develop policies and promote practices that conserve natural resources over the long term while enhancing economic vitality and social well-being within a community. By providing accurate information to staff on the state of community resources, we can simultaneously evaluate the impacts of our policy decisions on our community.
Salt Lake City Green projects were all identified in the Inventory as ways to improve municipal government practices and the overall health of our community.
MASS TRANSITIn 1999 our first TRAX light-rail line opened in Salt Lake City. We now have 19 miles of completed TRAX line with expansions to the University of Utah and University Hospital. (Ridership is double projections)130,000 people board our bus and light rail transit system on an average week day. Without light rail, we would need another travel lane on our highway.
WALKING AND BICYCLINGInstalled pedestrian activated in-roadway lights that flash to alert driver that a pedestrian is entering the roadway. Countdown walk signal timers and, in some areas, overhead flashing lights. The Orange Flag ProgramThe goal of the orange flag program is to increase visibility of pedestrians and remind motorists to watch for pedestrians. There are over 90 locations city-wide where flags have been installed. Pedestrian injuries have decreased by 33% since the start of the program in 2001. There were fewer accidents and those that did occur were less severe. Last year there was only one pedestrian death in Salt Lake City.
For city employee use, we have a fleet of 3 bicycles. Employees can check out a bike, lock, and helmet and travel to meetings. Mayors Bicycle Advisory Committee Keeps my office and our Transportation Division apprised of problem areas for cyclists. Lead advocacy programs such as our Salt Lake City Pedal Pass. The Pedal Pass is a card cyclists can use for discounts and specials at participating business. Added 9 new miles of bike lanes in the past 4 years. Installed 45 new bike racks in the downtown area. Put in reverse-angle parking on one downtown street to more safely accommodate a bike lane through downtown.
Trying to cure traffic congestion by adding more capacity is like trying to cure obesity by loosening your belt.Auto-dependency limits freedom for more than 1/3 of Americans (80 million people)The poor, young, elderly, and disabled all have limited optionsIn Salt Lake City we promote a transit-first policyNew highways create no incentive to use transit I joined others in successfully suing to stop construction of a major highway favored by our former Governor and Legislature.
Intermodal Hub light rail, buses, cabs, bicycles, commuter railCommuter Rail Line will link to the Intermodal Hub from Davis County to the north of Salt Lake City and eventually will link 100 miles along the Wastach Front. Proposed TOD Ordinance.
More than just focusing on transportation options to reduce emissions and minimize our dependence on fossil fuels, Salt Lake City takes a Zero Waste approach to how we use and reuse all natural resources. The Intermodal Hub will be Salt Lake City Corporations first green building project. The hub will be LEED certified at some level. Salt Lake City is working on adopting our own High Performance Building Guidelines.The Salt Lake City Fleet Division has implemented several improvements that help minimize pollution and waste. Last year Over 10,000 gallons of used oil were sent for energy recoveryMore than 600 automotive batteries were returned to the manufacture for recycling.Over 1,700 tires were recycled. A cardboard recycling program was implemented and 13,000 cubic feet of cardboard was recycled.
Additionally Salt Lake City has minimized the impact of operating our fleet by right-sizing and by using alternative fuels whenever possible.