Frisco Government Initiatives
What We are Doing
The Town of Frisco employees and elected officials want you to know how we are working to be environmental leaders. Here are some of the highlights of what is happening to protect Frisco’s environment and the community’s quality of life:
Frisco signs onto the US Mayor’s Climate Action Agreement. In the fall of 2006, the Frisco Town Council signed on to the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, which sets significant greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for cities and towns. Objectives of this agreement include, to strive to meet or beat the Kyoto Protocol emissions reduction targets (7 percent below 1990 levels by 2012) in the Frisco community through actions ranging from anti-sprawl land-use policies to urban forest restoration projects to public information campaigns. (www.usmayors.org/climateprotection)
Internal Policy of Environmental Sustainability and Stewardship. Developed in 2006 and updated again in 2008, the purpose of this policy is to state the Town’s philosophy regarding environmental stewardship, to assist elected officials and staff in making environmentally responsible decisions, and to affirm Frisco’s commitment to addressing global climate change at the local government level. Other Green Projects Include:
- A solar hot water system provides Town hall with its hot water.
- Energy efficient lighting (T12) are used in all Town facilities.
- The Town conducts all of its community-wide functions (i.e. Frisco BBQ, Clean Up Day, etc.) as Zero Waste events.
- Town bicycles are used by employees to go on local errands, inspections, and meetings.
- The Town has purchased hybrid vehicles for employee use.
- The Public Works Facility is heated using the waste/spent motor oil from Town vehicles.
- The employee Green Team provides environmental sustainable information monthly to all employees via the employee newsletter and at All-Staff meetings.
- The Town’s Grounds Department composts all plant material and grass clippings from the town park system, and Town Hall has both a recycling as well as food composting program in place.
- The Town Clerk’s office organizes the donation and/or recycling of old and outdated electronics, including computers.