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Brown County Sustainability Resolution

Whereas, Sustainability means satisfying our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs; and

Whereas, Sustainable County Government means:

  1. Leading by demonstrating sustainable stewardship that will yield cost savings to taxpayers by reducing County operating costs, and
  2. Providing healthy work environments for County staff, visitors, and clients and protecting, conserving, and enhancing the County’s resources, and establishing community standards of sustainable living practices; and
  3. Operating County facilities to minimize environmental impacts by incorporating the use of sustainability and energy efficient materials, renewable resources, alternative energy and fuels, water conservation, waste reduction; and
  4. Designing, constructing new, and renovating existing County facilities utilizing Green Building design guidelines including LEED and Energy Star design criteria; and
  5. Developing and implementing sustainable fleet management policies and procedures that will result in improved vehicle operational and maintenance practices and fuel efficiencies; and
Whereas, the County should be a leader in setting policies, guidelines, goals, and strategic actions that will result in a more Sustainable community; and

Whereas, the County Executive has established the Energy Oversigh Committee to draft a long range energy strategic plan; and

Whereas, the State of Wisconsin 2025 Energy Independece goals are to:

  1. Generate 25 percent of our electricity and 25 percent of our transportation fuel from renewable fuels by 2025; and
  2. Capture 10 percent of the market share for the production of renewable energy sources by 2030, bringing $13.5 billion annually to Wisconsin’s economy by 2030; and
  3. Become a national leader in groundbreaking research that will make alternative energies more affordable and available to all – and to turn those discoveries into new, high paying Wisconsin jobs.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Brown County Board of Supervisors are committed to Sustainable County Government procedures and declares itself a partner with the State of Wisconsin in the pursuit of the “25 x 25” goals for energy independence.

BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED, that the CountyClerk shall provide a copy of this resolution to Governor Doyle, The Brown County state delegation and the Wisconsin Counties Association.
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