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SPRING FRIENDS’ EVENT: Is Meridian Township Really Environmentally Friendly – Fact or Myth
March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Friends of the Library as we review the latest efforts by Meridian Township as described by LeRoy Harvey, Environmental Programs Coordinator for the Township’s Green Team. LeRoy will review the latest environmental impact solutions at our annual Friends’ Spring event. This event is free to current members of the Okemos Friends and memberships will be available at the door for non-members. A light lunch of finger foods and beverages will be provided. Contact the Library Information Desk at 517-347-2021 ext. 3 for a reservation.
LeRoy’s Green Team at Meridian Township facilitates the township-wide initiatives, offers educational semi- nars, and works on climate initiatives, stormwater management, recycling, and wetland protections. In 2007 the Township joined over 1000 other communities in signing onto the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. The long-term goal of this initiative is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The implementation of the agreement will enable us to make the community a more sustainable, vibrant, and desirable place to live while also making gains in energy efficiency.
LeRoy’s team is working toward attaining significant energy and water cost savings in the Township fleet and facilities with short-term goals of obtaining 50% of our electricity needs for government facilities through renewable re- sources by 2025 and by reducing the amount of materials sent to landfill by 10% in five years.