Posted on: January 30, 2018

Cleaning Up Plano

Cleaning Up In Plano

Whether it's accidental or intentional, litter happens, and if it's not picked up, it will find its way into the storm drains which lead directly into our creeks, waterways and eventually our water supply.

It's up to us to avoid littering and help out by picking up where we can. If every person in Plano picked up just one piece of litter every day, that would equate to a million pieces of litter being picked up in less than a week.There is always an opportu...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Recycling Education Class Goes Beyond the Basics

Recycling 102

Throughout Plano, many people recycle at home and at work. However, most are unaware of the role they play in preserving the integrity of the downstream recycling market.

To improve understanding and increase participation, Live Green in Plano (LGIP) is offering a new class aimed at educating Plano residents about the process, benefits and best practices for effective recycling.During this free, two-hour course, attendees ...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: January 30, 2018

LGIP Volunteers: Keeping it Green in Plano

Volunteer Live Green in Plano

Each month individuals, clubs, organizations and businesses donate their time and talents to making Plano cleaner, greener and healthier.

While the benefits to the community are valuable, the volunteers also benefit by feeling needed and productive, learning new skills and making new friends, having fun and sometimes earning volunteer hours for school. The Live Green in Plano (LGIP...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

DFW Clean Cities Recognizes Plano in Fuel Efficiency

DFW Clean Cities Recognizes Leaders in Fuel Efficiency

The City of Plano has been recognized as a leader in fuel efficiency and awarded a bronze rating by the DFW Clean Cities Coalition for its work in embracing alternatives to traditional gasoline.

The gold, silver and bronze winners contributed to a combined reduction of more than 25 million gallons of gasoline in 2016, which represented the largest savings on record.Plano operates a large fleet of vehicles for a wide variety of purposes. Residents...

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City of Plano Sustainability and Environmental Services
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Plano's Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

Planos Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

The Sustainability Division recently received an award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration at the WaterSense Awards on October 5. This award was for the efforts in creating and cultivating partnerships that have impactful results on water savings.

The City of Plano, Texas, collaborated with utilities, councils, businesses and other WaterSense partners to emphasize the value of WaterSense to residents, especially related to outdoor water efficiency. The City worked with Rachio, a WaterSense partner,...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Congratulations to Our 2017 Environmental Community Award Winners

Congratulations to Our 2017 Environmental Community Award Winners

The businesses, schools, non-profits and faith-based groups below have gone above and beyond to help lead environmental sustainability in their community.

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LA COSTA APARTMENTS

This 462 unit apartment home community exhibits a serious commitment to sustainability. Energy cost-saving improvements include installing an Energy Star Certified roof and LED lights in exterior and common areas. Resident h...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Litter Prevention

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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