In order for a project to be considered sustainable, it should be:
- Economically Sound
- Environmentally Safe
- Socially Equitable
Projects & Impacts
- Diverted over 650 surplus county computers for re-use by an Orange County student training program in partnership with the Chapel Hill - Carrboro City Schools system and Orange County Information Technologies, under the guidance of Solid Waste Management.
- Working with Housing, Human Rights and Community Development to organize representatives from County departments and disability support groups to assess accessibility at all County facilities and address any identified obstacles.
- Establishing a Waste Wise Event Program to reduce trash at County staff events in partnership with Solid Waste.
- Implementing a grant-funded idle reduction project with Emergency Services that has reduced 1,000s of gallons of diesel fuel consumption while improving emergency preparedness.
- Assisting AMS staff in installing and publicizing the opening of the County's first two public DC Fast Chargers for electric vehicles. Managing the County's 16 level II public EV chargers.
- Wrote and implemented a $100,000 grant to pilot the use of propane bi-fuel vehicles and infrastructure in collaboration with the Sheriff's Office and Environmental Health.
- Providing staff support for the Commission for the Environment, leading the Air and Energy Committee and facilitating efforts to create and publish two local news articles and three radio spots.
- Piloting a vehicle reservation and pooling technology
- Helping the County implement the findings of a major fleet efficiency analysis
- Reconvening of the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee as Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee in partnership with DEAPR