1. Inventory global warming emissions in City operations and in the community, set reduction targets and create an action plan.
2. Increase the average fuel efficiency of municipal fleet vehicles; reduce the number of vehicles; launch an employee education program including anti-idling messages.
3. Adopt and enforce land-use policies that reduce sprawl, preserve open space, and create compact, walk able urban communities.
4. Promote transportation options such as bicycle trails, incentives for car pooling and public transit.
5. Increase the use of clean, alternative energy by advocating for the development of renewable energy resources, and recovering landfill methane for energy production.
6. Make energy efficiency a priority through building code improvements, retrofitting city facilities with energy efficient lighting and urging employees to conserve energy and save money.
7. Purchase only Energy Star equipment and appliances for City use.
8. Practice and promote sustainable building practices using the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program or a similar system.
9. Evaluate opportunities to increase pump efficiency in water and wastewater systems; recover wastewater treatment methane for energy production.
10. Increase recycling rates in City operations and in the community. 11. Maintain healthy urban forests; promote tree planting to increase shading and to absorb CO2. 12. Help educate the public, schools, other jurisdictions, professional associations, business and industry about reducing global warming pollution.