Provo's Sustainability Report
Each year, our Employee Sustainability Committee, comprised of a representative from each city department, publishes a report of the sustainability initiatives they've accomplished together and as a department. Today I'd like to showcase the 2019 Sustainability Report.
Here are some of the highlights:
Provo Power is working with UMPA to source electricity from an 80MW solar farm to be built in Mona next year and they are working towards a goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030!
Facilities Services and Power secured a $752,500 grant from the State of Utah to install twenty new electric vehicle charging stations.
Community and Neighborhood Services recruited Zagster to operate a bike and scooter share program. Since the launch in August 2019, the scooters have had 85,509 rides, replacing 28,217 car trips, 15,802 vehicle miles traveled and reducing CO2 pollution by 3,104 tons.
Public Works and UDOT reconstructed Cougar Boulevard to include Utah’s third protected bicycle lane, safer sidewalks, and dozens of new trees.
Information Systems transitioned to paperless online permitting, licensing, code enforcement, and cemetery paperwork that decreased or eliminated the need for residents to travel to city hall. Over 1,700 online permits have been completed since inception!
Police pledged to be idle-free!
Please take a moment to read through the full report and see the steps our city employees are taking to use less and save more. Check out the “What You Can Do” section to learn steps you can take along with us to conserve our natural resources.