Nils Ribi Presents 2009 Idaho Green Expo

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Nils Ribi, President of the Sun Valley, Idaho City Council presented the progress the City has made in implementing the U.S. Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement at the Idaho Green Expo in Boise, Idaho on July 18, 2009.

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Nils Ribi Presents 2009 Idaho Green Expo

  1. 1. City of Sun Valley<br />Idaho Green Expo<br />Boise, Idaho<br />July 18, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Implementing the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement in Idaho<br />(Small towns get things done)<br />Nils Ribi,<br />Council President, City of Sun Valley<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />
  3. 3. Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />Sun Valley – 3rd City in Idaho to sign CPA<br />January 18, 2007<br />Making good, quiet progress.<br />
  4. 4. Sun Valley joins ICLEI<br />(1) establish a baseline<br />(2) set a target<br />(3) develop a local action plan<br />(4) implement the local action plan<br />(5) measure results<br />Implementing energy/money saving strategies while continuing to develop formal action plans<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />
  5. 5. Establish a baseline emissions inventory<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />*Baseline analysis completed earlier this year<br />*Comprehensive report adopted by the City Council<br />
  6. 6. Conducted Energy Audit of City facilities<br />Internal sustainability team<br />Reduction goals<br />Action plan<br />Participation in regional efforts - underway<br />Regional composting<br />Joint efforts to seek Stimulus funds<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />
  7. 7. Uniqueness of a Resort City<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />The disconnect of being a resort city – only 30% of our homes are occupied by full-time residents. Distorts “Per Capita” data. Not representative of reality.<br />
  8. 8. Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />By taking “little steps” we actually lowered our Total Energy Consumption from 2005 to 2007.<br />
  9. 9. “The Little Things Add Up”<br />Automatic setback thermostats<br />Water heater timers<br />Occupancy sensors – lights<br />“Exit” signs changed to LED lights<br />Incandescent bulbs changed to CF<br />Reduced number of bulbs in fixtures<br />Retrofit parking lot lights and lower wattage<br />Modified evaporative coolers for efficiency<br />Window coverings – south and west<br />Energy Star ceiling fans<br />Computer hibernate procedures<br />Water conservation and xeriscape<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />
  10. 10. Dark Sky Ordinance<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />Three years before signing the Climate Protection Agreement we recognized energy waste when we adopted our Dark Sky Ordinance.<br />
  11. 11. Curbside recycling included with garbage service<br />Two cardboard recycling centers in city<br />Phone book recycling<br />Christmas tree recycling - compost<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />
  12. 12. Encourage local market within community<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />A walkable, high density community with a bus transit hub and connecting bike paths in its midst. <br />
  13. 13. Resolution in support of EcoDrivingUSA<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />Goal: reduce emissions and fuel consumption<br />Tips: <br />Turn engine off while waiting at the curb<br />Maintain proper tire pressure<br />Avoid rapid starts and stops<br />
  14. 14. Bicycle Friendly Community<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />Safe, friendly path system encourages more use and less autos.<br />Great amenity for our visitors and tourists.<br />
  15. 15. Improving our paths and roads with CRABS<br />(Cement Reinforced Asphalt Base Stabilization)<br />Reduce trucking and dumping<br />Recycle asphalt on-site<br />Longer lasting<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br /><ul><li>Great paths encourage usage
  16. 16. Interconnect neighborhoods</li></li></ul><li>Converting to efficient town service buses<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />Sun Valley purchased two 15 passenger buses in January 2009<br /><ul><li>Clean diesel, low emissions
  17. 17. Better coverage
  18. 18. 22-24 mpg</li></ul>Replaced larger, more expensive to manage and maneuver buses<br />- 6 mpg<br />
  19. 19. Support restoration of Amtrak Pioneer Route<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />Recently adopted by City Council to encourage this environmentally friendly way to move people and bring tourists. <br />We can connect to the train with our bus system.<br />
  20. 20. Thank You.<br /> Come visit us in Sun Valley.<br />Idaho Green Expo - July 18, 2009<br />City of Sun Valley<br />Sun Valley is quietly at it, implementing energy saving measures and cutting emissions, while planning for the future.<br />

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