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Strategic Goal By 2015, Maricopa County government will reduce its carbon footprint by 10% from 2007 levels.

Why this is Important:

Recognizing the relationship between a healthy environment and the County’s long-term success, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors directed County departments to prepare and implement a long-term strategy whereby the County will reduce its carbon footprint, help save money, and enhance the region’s environment.

How Maricopa County government influences this goal:

The Maricopa County Green Government Program (GGP) has been designed to steer the County towards a more sustainable way to conduct business and strengthen community internally. Additionally, many of the GGP actions and measurements will help improve environmental conditions that affect the residents of Maricopa County as well. The GGP also fosters vital partnerships with the business community that will help strengthen regional sustainability goals. The GGP has identified specific measures that are being implemented to help build community partnerships towards regional sustainability.

Where we are:

To track progress towards this goal, the Board of Supervisors’ Green Government Program developed a greenhouse gas inventory of County operations for the baseline year (2007) and a subsequent year (2009). This document reports on the methodology and results obtained for that inventory, highlights some notable trends, and identifies key areas for potential action steps.

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