In the past few years, Clawson has made substantial efforts to be environmentally-conscious, and those efforts haven't gone unnoticed.
The city was recently recognized for its hard work, as part of the Michigan Green Communities Challenge, at a conference in Lansing. Local governments were awarded seals of achievement—Gold, Silver, Bronze or Member—that reflected the community's leadership in natural resource conservation, green economic development, energy efficiency and more.
Clawson achieved Member status for its exemplary role in aiding in conservation and utilization of the environment.
The city participates in the Rochester Road Access Management Plan, a collective initiative by Oakland County communities situated nearby. The plan helps make Rochester Road safer for pedestrians by combining and eliminating driveways when possible, as well as keeping the area clean and welcoming.
The Michigan Green Communities Challenge is a tool to help local leaders measure their progress in environmental, economic and energy improvements. Clawson Mayor Penny Luebs ensures that plans for building awareness of conservation in the city won't stop here.
"I would like to promote increased recycling for residents and businesses, a bike path through Clawson that connects to our neighboring cities and review an electric charging station for vehicles," said Mayor Luebs.
Participation in the Michigan Green Communities Challenge is free and open to all local governments. To learn more, visit http://mml.org/green/.