Each fiscal year, the City adopts environmental improvement goals for departmental implementation. The following goals, which are administered in their respective departments by Environmental Coordinating Managers, have been adopted for Fiscal Year 2011 (May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011):
1. Improve energy management by increasing energy efficiency in production processes, incorporating energy conservation into facility operations and designs and using more renewable or sustainable energy resources.
2. Demonstrate improvements in preservation and restoration of natural resources and habitats such as wetlands, forests, water bodies and prairies, as well as manage facility properties and buildings to reduce environmental impacts.
3. Reduce air emissions (greenhouse gases, VOCs, NOx, Sox, particulate matter, etc.) from facilities and mobile sources through pollution prevention initiatives and emission control strategies.
4. Incorporate green solutions, whenever possible and appropriate, during the planning process into City policies, projects and programs.
5. Protect employee health and the environment by ensuring that training requirements for individuals are identified; that training opportunities are made available and are carried out; that training is recorded and tracked and that training requirements are monitored, revised, and refresher training provided, as appropriate, to maintain competence.
6. Create a cleaner City by implementing actions that reduce illegal dumping and improve the City's response to illegal dumping.
Progress towards attaining these goals will be reported in the City’s annual report to the City Manager at the end of the fiscal year (April 30).