In early 2019, Mayor David Weiss
elevated the task force to a fullfledged
City Council committee, the
Sustainability Committee, and hired a
consultant to work with members on
City-wide issues. The goal: to prioritize
sustainability in City operations, while
helping residents and businesses
become more sustainable as well.
Almost two years in, the Committee’s
racked up some solid wins, including the
composting program – which is also in
use at City Hall and the police station
– and the adoption of a 100 percent
renewable electricity program for City
buildings and streetlights.
It’s also hard at work on a road
map to help the City achieve future
sustainability goals over the next several
years and even decades from now.
“It’s very encouraging that Shaker
is making this a priority,” says Michael
Peters, a Shaker resident who serves
as the City’s sustainability consultant.
“We have a dedicated Committee and a
dedicated staff person. This puts us well
ahead of most cities.”
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