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Great point. It's something to keep in mind going forward. Although, there are many low-hanging fruit actions that building owners can take to reduce energy waste and save money. (including no-cost behavioral changes) An energy efficiency education program for residential and commercial buildings seems like a great initiative to get us started!
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This is a topic for the Energy & Buildings focus workgroup to tackle. Some peer cities mandate and some incentivize energy waste reduction. Also keep in mind that if the utility companies reach their net-zero goals, that makes our goal easier to attain.
Absolutely. The city uses Midtown Composting company which services municipal, business, and residential customers. Also, there are other companies that offer similar services.
We are engaging in one-on-one discussions and presenting to the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce to ask the commercial sector to join the energy and buildings focus workgroup or offer feedback in a different format.
The workgroups will meet 4-5 times over the late summer/early fall. Each group will create its own meeting schedule and location. (in-person or online remote meeting)
The main task for the workgroups is for them to vet specific ideas and bring forward the best actions/goals for their respective focus topic, as recommendations for inclusion in the sustainability plan. Stay tuned for the workgroup kick-off information.
This is a substantial consideration within the goals/actions development process. Each focus workgroup will be tasked with vetting their respective topic ideas against several criteria, including affordability.
Yes! Everyone who filled out the Interest Form (linked on www.romi.gov/sustainability) or responded to the focus topic question during the live presentation (and left contact info) will be contacted. If neither of those apply and you would like to partici[pate in a workgroup, fill out the form at: www.romi.gov/sustainability
The workgroups will meet 4-5 times over the late summer/early fall. Each group will create its own meeting schedule and location. (in-person or online remote meeting) Stay tuned for the workgroup kick-off information.
The city only offers one size of recycling toters (large bin on wheels). If you need more recycling capacity, you can also put out your old recycle bin (18 gal. green bin wi/yellow lid) or purchase an additional 65 gal. toter for $50. To purchase an additional toter, call DPS at 248-246-3300 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. We anticpiate revisting the plan every few years to make sure our goals and actions are still relevant.