he Carbon Team’s
work included:
Parks and Recreation Department
tree planting and urban forest
Public Utilities Department (PUD)
water and wastewater
treatment plants and pumping systems,
reclaimed water system, water efficiency
Solid Waste Services (SWS) Department
Wilder’s Grove Landfill, yard
waste composting
Existing Projects
The Team began by identifying projects and programs
their departments had put in place since the original
greenhouse gas inventory of municipal operations was
performed in 2007. This allowed the Team to track
progress from the established emissions baseline,
evaluate what worked well, and share lessons learned.
The strategies highlighted in this section represent
some of the City’s successes to date and contributed
to the impressive 10% reduction in energy use and
carbon emissions realized since the 2007 inventory.
In particular, improvements to the landfill gas
recovery system at the Wilder’s Grove Landfill
represented a significant portion of this reduction.
Team Leaders
Fred Battle, Director,
Solid Waste Services
TJ Lynch, Assistant Director,
Public Utilities
Team Members
Bobby Broadaway,
Solid Waste Services
Linda Leighton,
Solid Waste Services
Michele Mallette,
Public Utilities
Sally Thigpen,
Parks and Recreation
Paula Thomas,
Office of Sustainability
Cindy Holmes,
Office of Sustainability
Steve Burr,
Office of Sustainability
Work of
Carbon Team