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Worcester Receives Leading by Example Award for Sustainability

For Immediate Release: 12/11/2019 4:03 pm

The City of Worcester was recognized by the Baker-Polito Administration as one of eight Massachusetts state agencies, public higher education institutions, municipalities, and public sector individuals for leadership in promoting clean energy and sustainability initiatives at the 13th annual Leading by Example Awards on December 11.

Awardees were honored for policies and programs that advanced or brought about significant energy and emissions reductions, renewable energy installations, increased energy efficiency, waste minimization, sustainable transportation, and a host of initiatives that reduce environmental impacts associated with state and municipal operations and lower operating costs.

The City of Worcester, designated a Green Community in 2010, received a recognition award for energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste minimization, and other sustainability efforts, including lighting retrofits at schools to reduce energy use by 67 percent, installation of 15 solar projects on municipal lands totaling 10.5 MW, an electricity aggregation program that will offset 29 thousand tons of GHG emissions annually, launching the Blue Spaces Initiative to protect and promote public waterways, and more.

The full press release is available here.

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