Here’s another example of Fargo getting cleaner and greener everyday!
Fargo’s tops on another list, this one by the American Lung Association:
The areas with the most short-term particle pollution or soot were Pittsburgh-New Castle, Pa.; and the California areas of Fresno-Madera, Bakersfield and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside.
The cleanest metro area in all categories was Fargo, N.D.
What a great way to celebrate Earth Week that just passed! This type of national recognition may help Fargo and our area become an even more attractive community where people come to live, work, learn, and play.
Some of the reasons may be our use of a 20% blend of Biodiesel in our expanding trasit use (now over 1,600,000 riders annually double a few years ago) working to improve walking and biking opportunities, along with collecting methane from the landfill and turning it into energy and cash with over $370 K in new revenue instead of wasting it into the atmosphere as a pollutant.
We draw out 1,250 CFS and fuel a generator to make electricity. The environmental benefit is equivalent of taking over 28,000 cars off the road annually. To visualize, this would be a line of Suburban’s a hundred miles long.
Maybe we should work to be sister cities with Honolulu and get a month in Hawaii over the winter, they can come here in the summer?
Way to go, let’s keep moving it forward!