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Eco-Friendly Territory

04/30/2009 05:00PM, Published by Super Admin, Categories: In Print




Hot on the heels of local Earth Day celebrations, the City of Roseville has been quite busy supporting and promoting a variety of green-focused programs affiliated with several of its departments, one of which is the Environmental Utilities Department, which has increased the City’s Level One Drought status to Stage 2, mandating that water customers reduce their water use by 20 percent, in an effort proposed by the Central Valley Project. For tips on how to dramatically reduce your water consumption, the EUD has posted a list of informative tips on the City’s Web site, which include little things that every resident can do to help reverse the detrimental effects of what has become not only a serious local issue, but a nation-wide one as well. Roseville Electric also helps residents make smarter choices, resulting in what they hope will be overall cleaner energy use. “Roseville’s City Council unanimously approved a $19.4 million contract with Powerex Corporation to provide 231,000 MWh of wind energy to Roseville customers through 2012 to meet state and federal regulations,” according to the City, which adds that energy produced from a combination of wind and biomass “will serve the immediate needs of its 2,000 Green Roseville customers and boost the utility’s renewable energy total from 10 to 14 percent over the next three years.” By entering into even more contracts, Roseville Electric anticipates being able to meet state mandates by increasing the utility’s renewable energy total to 20 percent by 2010. And, Roseville’s Utility Exploration Center, the City’s cutting-edge environmental learning center in Mahaney Regional Park unveiled the new photographic exhibit “Double Exposure,” which chronicles climate change over recent decades. This informative and artistic traveling display, created in association with the Museum of Science in Boston and composed of 15 different “before and after” depictions, was celebrated at a late-April opening, with drinks and appetizers provided by Whole Foods Market. For more information about the Utility Exploration Center, its programs, “Double Exposure,” and/or upcoming events, visit the City of Roseville online at roseville.ca.us.


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