It’s a new year with new resolutions and new experiences to be had. 2020 has passed and it was a year unlike any other but there’s always time to start taking small steps toward living in a more environmentally friendly fashion. So, when you’re setting your New Year’s resolutions, think about these tips. Learn How to Compost Composting is an important step toward helping the environment and reducing carbon footprint. Food waste is a large contributor to environmental issues.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is requesting assistance from its member governments by gathering feedback to help identify the region’s most pressing energy management needs and prioritize the development of appropriate resources. The following survey will ask your feedback on previous energy topics and workshops and to identify energy management topics most important to your organization so that NCTCOG may continue to assist you in meeting your energ
Under Texas Health and Safety Code §388.005(c), all political subdivisions, state agencies and institutes of higher education in an ozone non-attainment area or an affected county are required to establish a goal to reduce electricity consumption by at least five percent each year. Each political subdivision must submit a report annually to the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) regarding the entity's progress and efforts to meet the five percent annual reduction goal.
The leaves have changed, and the holidays are here, but all that cheer is a bit different this year. Celebrating the holidays this year will be a different experience with COVID-19 still lingering, but we can still improve our air quality through sustainable holiday practices. So, whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or any other upcoming holiday, there are ways you can reduce your carbon footprint this year. Looking back at our previous Clean Air Corner a
Everman ISD Director of Transportation, Jason Gillis, received the 2020 Texas Energy Summit’s Outstanding School District award on behalf of the district for their adoption of electric school buses. Electric school buses are the only zero-emission school buses, and they provide several benefits including lower maintenance and operating costs and reduce student and driver exposure to pollutants. Everman ISD is the first school district in Texas to adopt electric school buses,
Under Texas Health and Safety Code §388.005(c), all political subdivisions, state agencies and institutes of higher education in an ozone non-attainment area or an affected county are required to establish a goal to reduce electricity consumption by at least five percent each year. Each political subdivision must submit a report annually to SECO regarding the entity's progress and efforts to meet the five percent annual reduction goal. 2020 reports will not be due until Febru
According to Clean Cities annual reports, nearly 2,500 vehicles were fueled with biodiesel in 2019, reducing greenhouse gases by over 5,000 tons. Biodiesel-using fleets can help strengthen the local biodiesel industry by encouraging participation in the annual Regional Holiday Grease Roundup! When fats, oils, and grease are washed down the drain, they stick to the inside of pipes, hardening and building up until they cause clogs and sewer backups. This presents a lost opportu
Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities has recently released four new alternative fuels case studies highlighting local fleet success stories! Visit our website at dfwcleancities.org to read about how City of Lewisville has made the shift towards electric vehicles and is seeing huge fleet benefits, or the City of Southlake switching to biodiesel and how this led to a Gold Fleet recognition. There is also information on how DFW Airport’s switch to renewable natural gas (RNG) paved th