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Michigan Green Communities Challenge Awards Clawson's Efforts for Environmental Leadership

The city received a special honor at a recent conference in Lansing.

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/.

Vince Feril November 15, 2012 at 05:23 AM
If this city can do it, other cities can also promote green and healthy living, this is what I found when I read the book, "Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism" which can be found in this link http://tinyurl.com/GreenIllusionsBook
Haulin T Male November 26, 2012 at 03:23 PM
My opinion, if what little that has been done here generates an award. What would happen if they really tried to be Green. E.G. 2 yr's ago DDA put in old tech. Street lights, (all they did is get the poles all the same [118] ) after constant emails, they decided to do an energy audit, they found out the Street lights are very old tech. so is the service contract. instead of making the DDA put in LED's like every one thought they were, now the city is going to the people to pay for the up grade, (other cities have already put in the new tech. Took down 250 + tree's, put back 100+, yet Claw. is City of tree's Putting a few Box's in a hall way, makes you green? Why not an ordinance for "Mandatory Recycling " take those little bins, exchange them for the 90 gallon totes, (Huntington Wood's did) their recycling $$$ jumped 10 fold, put some bite into what you preach, or should I say tippy toe around, start Ticketing and rounding up the "Pickers" who steal from those who do recycle, thus limit the cities return on the effort. If you put out a small bin, the rest go into the black bags, it the totes were used the black bags usage would diminish. If your going to talk the walk, then lets walk the talk. The claw. Pub. Schools use the Totes.

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