Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson issued an OakGreen Challenge to Oakland County at the May 13, 2010 Green Summit event. The OakGreen Challenge asks Oakland County homeowners, business owners, and local governments to decrease energy consumption in homes, businesses and government facilities by 10% within the next two years. More information, tools, and resources to support this challenge will be rolled out in the next few months. In the meantime, stay up-to-date by signing up for email updates on the OakGreen Challenge. Also, please register for the free monthly 2010 OakGreen Sustainable Community Seminar Series.
What is OakGreen?
OakGreen is an initiative to share information, encourage collaboration and connect Oakland County residents, business owners, and communities to resources that can advance environmental stewardship, economic growth and strong communities.
The mission of OakGreen is to provide businesses, communities and residents the knowledge and tools to be more sustainable, reduce expenses, and embrace the "Triple Bottom Line".
The OakGreen Challenge
Oakland County L. Brooks Patterson issued an "OakGreen Challenge" to Oakland County communities at the May 13, 2010 Green Summit Event. The OakGreen Challenge will be to decrease energy consumption in homes, businesses and government facilities by 10% within the next two years.
Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line
Sustainability refers to actions that meet our present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Many businesses and governments are adopting a Triple Bottom Line approach which evaluates economic, environmental, and community factors into the definition of success:
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