City of Berkley Recognized for Environmental Leadership
Media contacts: Torri Mathes, City of Berkley, 248-658-3333; firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkley, MI – August 12, 2022 – As part of the 2021 Michigan Green Communities (MGC) Challenge, 44 participating local governments were awarded gold, silver, or bronze seals of achievement reflecting community leadership in areas such as energy efficiency, climate adaptation and resilience, recycling, environmental justice, and more.
Ten communities received a bronze certification, twelve received a silver certification, and twenty-two received a gold certification. The City of Berkley was one of the communities to be recognized for its environmental leadership by the statewide Michigan Green Communities program.
Berkley achieved gold status for exemplary action in multiple categories, including complete upgrades/retrofits of all municipal buildings to increase energy efficiency and help meet decarbonization targets, the incorporation of measurable sustainability targets and indicators into an existing community master plan, the conduct of energy audits on municipal facilities, and update of our Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) to include current or future municipal renewable energy project(s), and the budgeting of funds for EV charging stations.
The Michigan Green Communities (MGC) program is open to all local governments in Michigan, at no cost. MGC is a sustainability networking, benchmarking, and technical assistance program. It guides and supports communities in adapting to a changing climate, protecting infrastructure, improving the quality of life for residents, and creating a more environmentally and economically sustainable future for the state of Michigan.
Michigan Green Communities is supported by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; the Michigan Association of Counties; the Michigan Municipal League; and the Michigan Townships Association. More details about this program can be found at www.migreencommunities.com. Questions regarding the Michigan Green Communities program can be directed to email@example.com.
Questions regarding the City of Berkley’s sustainability and environmental efforts can be directed to the Facilities Manager, Alex Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.