Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report is Now Available Online
CLEARWATER. – The City of Clearwater’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory report is available on the city’s environmental Web site, www.MyClearwater.com/Green. The inventory shows how much greenhouse gases are emitted from city operations for the baseline year 2000 and interim year 2007. The inventory identifies the city’s carbon footprint and will help determine reduction targets and initiatives to help improve Clearwater’s sustainability.
The inventory showcases the electricity usage from buildings, streetlights, traffic signals, water/sewage treatment, motor vehicle emissions, mileage driven by employee commuting, and emissions related to solid waste into carbon dioxide equivalents (eCO2).
The survey is the direct result of the city’s partnership with the University of South Florida. A University of South Florida graduate-level environmental course selected Clearwater as a case study to examine the city’s environmental sustainability. Recommendations were presented in December 2007 to the City Council on how Clearwater can become more “green-friendly” and sustainable. This Greenhouse Gas Inventory was completed by a USF Masters student, following up on one of the recommendations in the December 2007 sustainability report.
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