Staunton is going for the green endorsement once again.
The Virginia Municipal League is holding a Go Green Virginia government challenge and Staunton is hoping to make the cut like it did in 2009. Changes like no-flush urinals, LED lights in city buildings, and timed parking garage lights save the city thousands.
Public works director Tom Sliwoski says a certified green government is important.
"Not only for the government and the people that work here, but also for the citizens, people that may be visiting Staunton, and people that want to take up roots here and do business here," Sliwoski said. "I think that is important that we are a green government and we do show a care and commitment to the environment."
Sliwoski says the Department of Public Works is always looking for ways to be more efficient and citizen input is key.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:13 PM EST2013-12-11 01:13:23 GMT
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