Green Task Force adopts a mission statement

DOWNEY - The city's newly-formed Green Task Force, created with the goal of helping Downey transform into a more green community, held its first meeting this week at the Coca-Cola bottling plant.The task force, led by Mayor Mario Guerra and Councilman Luis Marquez, used the inaugural meeting to adopt its mission statement and list its goals. The task force's mission statement is to: "Improve the public's knowledge and business community's knowledge of environmental topics and how their participation helps everyone; "Encourage practices to protect the environment, our city and the public's health; "Address community environmental concerns and potential solutions and advise the City Council on possible courses of action; "Focus on immediate and long-term solutions for conservation, sustainability and education." The task force also chose four goals: "Adopt sustainability and conservation as a core value; "Support comprehensive public education effort; "Review of all city departments and energy and environmental issues and prospects; "Encourage and facilitate behavioral transformation through public education, and leading by example…Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respect."

********** Published: May 8, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 3