Thriving Earth Exchange: Improving Local Air Quality in Granite City, IL

Granite City, IL: This 2015-2017 collaboration featured two parallel initiatives: collaboration with the Granite City Cool Cities Committee to finalize the city’s sustainability plan and complementary research projects to shed light on the sustainability commission’s air quality objectives. As a result of this project, the city’s sustainability plan focused on practical solutions and was implemented with confidence in its feasibility and scientific merits, thereby facilitating a city-wide sustainability movement..The sustainability plan also featured actionable elements to facilitate near-term success, thereby enabling the community to build momentum toward its goals. The second component was the completion of a preliminary greenhouse gas inventory for city municipal operations, which was shared with the city to serve as a baseline for mitigation opportunities and the evaluation regarding next steps

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