-City needs to conduct their internal Solid Waste Audit for all city facilities. Get rid of desk side cans, community trash and recycle in designated areas. Start a Compost have an E-waste collection, Lead by Example, and share audit with public to include the plan to reach TRUE Net Zero Waste- In fact- add this to Your Plan- To apply for TRUE Certification. Provide an Example plan for Small business and home owners to use-part of of the criteria in the Better Buildings Certification.
- Share Ride program-Uber and Lyft are not in this category. Dart is a Ride-share program. My office has a van for employees who live close to one another can Carpool/Share.
Pay as you pull- program, I shop according to packaging and personal compost options, therefore, I only put my trash and recycle to the curb Once-A-Month. My house hold diversion rate is about 75%, therefore I should pay less for sanitation services.
-Energy- I see the night time view of down town dallas from McKinney Ave looking south.60% of the lights are ON. Which contributes to Light pollution and alters the nocturnal fauna as well as flora growth. If Commercial buildings turned off their lights-some on for safety...this will decrease the energy demand, air pollution, light pollution (I have to pull the shades and get dark curtains to sleep). They should also consider changing their night cleaning to day.
-City of Fort Worth is a Blue Zone City...maybe Dallas should consider this certification.
-Determine your educational outlets to include- faith organizations, social and private groups, industry, commercial, other governments-federal that you can host Brown Bag lunches, tables, ect.
-Stop the use of Black Top/Asphalt, this is contributing to our Urban Heat Island, and make this is a City Code
-To continue to Lead By Example, Develop a Green Cleaning Plan and Provide the Plan as an example for others to download and implement. Green cleaning plan with www.bio-preferred.gov, products and natural products/cleaning cloths (no microfibers!) CRI approved vacuums. Also refer ro www.sftoolgov.
-If you want industry and homeowners to Join in, you should provide them Examples and Templates on developing their own sustainability plan (green cleaning, waste management plan, Integrated Pest Management Plan, Energy Audit, Water Audit)
-please note how EPA Federal Green Challenge is set up: https://www.epa.gov/fgc
- I did not notice the City relating This Plan back to: United Nations 17 Sustainability Goals, Paris Agreement, nor The Drawdown.
Thank you for this opportunity.