According to Doyle, whose article (“Move over Portland”) was posted on the site March 1, the 101-page environmental sustainability blueprint for elected leaders is the product of a year’s work by members of a task force appointed by Rocket City Mayor Tommy Battle. The report contains numerous recommendations, including financial penalties for residents who generate too much garbage, a sales-tax break for locally grown produce and efforts to encourage sustainable construction. Battle, according to Doyle, called the report a “long-term vision” for the city. “It’s going to require the full city getting involved,” Battle said. You can read the report at www.hsvcity.com/green.
Thanks, by the way, to dedicated Green Spacer Nathan Sterett for sending us the link to the al.com piece.