Pima County Supervisors adopt new 5-year sustainability plan - Tucson News Now

Pima County Supervisors adopt new 5-year sustainability plan

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Board of Supervisors adopted new sustainability plan on Tuesday to balance economic development with social well-being and environmental protection.

"Pima County is leading the way when it comes to sustainability," said Sharon Bronson, Board of Supervisors Chairwoman. "These efforts are saving the county money, helping make our employees healthier and reducing the county's impact on the environment."

The board first adopted a five-year plan back in 2008. They said they hope this new plan will build on the successes of the last one, according to a news release. Goals for this new sustainability plan are stopping growth in the county's carbon footprint, adding more solar power to its renewable energy, Use 80 percent of the biogas created at the county's wastewater treatment plants by FY 2019, reduce water use, require all county contracts to go green and reduce tobacco use in county employees.

The county will release detailed reports of the plan's progress every year.

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