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We belong to the Department of Energy's Clean Cities Coachella Valley program.  We have also signed on to the Plug in Partners Resolution as well as the California Clean Cars Campaign!

Want to buy a low or Zero emissions vehicle? Follow this link to help you make your choice: Clean Cars Buying Guide

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Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Map -
    Roads that NEV's may drive on legally

           
Mizell Senior Center Project
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Past City Partnerships with NEV's: The City’s partnership with Mizell Senior Center utilized CDBG funding and awarded Mizell funds for vehicles. Mizell provides nutritional assistance to low-income seniors through daily meals, as well as provides the function of vital human contact, information outreach and monitors the well being of isolated homebound elderly. This project was accomplished through the acquisition of a new Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) with an after-market service utility box. The replacement of a high mileage costly later model gasoline van with a NEV relieved their annual fleet operations and maintenance costs. The NEV supplemented their delivery fleet with a cost-efficient, virtually maintenance-free and environmentally friendly vehicle for close proximity deliveries. During this grant funding period, Mizell’s congregate and home delivered meals served 40,000 meals and 150 clients in Palm Springs.

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California Urban Forests Council

            Our Vision:
Thriving and prosperous California communities transformed by healthy trees and green spaces.
 
            Our Mission:
Advancing smart investment in urban and community trees, parks, and green spaces through outreach and education, community-based activities, and collaborative action.

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Arbor Day and Trees Are Good websites

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Did you know? That there is a
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling
station near you?
It's at the Airport!
Our local sanitat ion trucks use
CNG to fuel their trucks.
Take a look next time one goes by!

electric car

 

WHAT IS A GREEN BUILDING?

Green or sustainable buildings are environmentally sensitive, energy conscious and provide healthier indoor air quality.

Green buildings provide:

* Energy efficiency
* Water Conservation
* Reduced runoff
* Reduced on site waste by reusing and recycling
* Smart growth thru sustainable development
* Improved living space with reduced indoor air pollution
* Smarter designs
* Increased property values with reduced lifecycle costs
* Reduced impact on the environment


Top five reasons to Build Green ~

1. Green Building is the Building of the Future. Growing environmental awareness is driving consumers to look for earth friendly alternatives to the status quo.
2. Economic Incentives Increase the Demand For Green Building. Consumers can experience savings from government rebates and lower utility bills.
3. Health Incentives Also Increase Demand. Non-toxic materials foster a healthy indoor environment which increases employee productivity and benefits personal well being.
4. Added Publicity and Marketability of Green Developments. Obtaining a "green" label adds another degree of publicity and marketability to the development.
5. Way of Making Positive Contributions to the Environment. Going "green" allows contractors to relieve the strain on the earth caused by a large influx of new building developments.