Durham's First Sustainability Report Finds Residential Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Down 7 Percent

Durham's First Sustainability Report Finds Residential Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Down 7 Percent

Among the highlights of the city of Durham’s first-ever sustainability report: residential greenhouse gas emissions are down 7 percent since 2008, despite population growth, and Durham residents are using 23 percent less water than the average North Carolinian.

The report looks at the city’s waste management, energy efficiency, transportation system and green infrastructure, and some future sustainability projects.

”In addition to shedding light on Durham’s recent accomplishments, the information will help inform a comprehensive Sustainability Plan,” says city sustainability specialist Erin Victor. “By reflecting on our progress, we can identify new opportunities to make Durham an even more resilient and sustainable city.”

Here are some more tidbits from the report.…

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