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Put your green pride on display this month

Posted April 9, 2012

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April is Earth Month in Fort Worth, and it’s the perfect time to showcase all the efforts our residents make to help keep our city clean, beautiful and sustainable.

Recycling is the easiest way for residents to make a positive difference in our environment. Last week we rolled out a new plan, called Recyclebank, that rewards residents with discounts on products and services just for recycling right.

But we need to go beyond recycling. Let’s sharpen our focus on conserving water, composting, donating items instead of tossing them in the trash, picking up litter, exchanging old light bulbs for energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs, and so many more ways to foster a sustainable city.

Going green is not only good for the planet, it’s also good for business and job creation. Check out all the Earth Month events scheduled in April.

To boost awareness, city employees will be wearing green every Friday in April. It’s a simple way to show support for making a positive difference for the planet and the community. I hope people all across Fort Worth will join us and wear green every Friday in April.

We won’t be the only ones dressed in green this month. Our public artwork, Avenue of Light, on Lancaster Avenue, along with the Chesapeake Building and the buildings in Sundance Square, will turn their lights green this month. I encourage all area businesses and downtown buildings to join us.

Join me in the greening of Cowtown and making this a smarter, more sustainable community for future generations.

Betsy Price, a Fort Worth native, was elected as the 44th mayor of the City of Fort Worth June 18, 2011. A successful business owner and lifelong public servant, Price uses this forum to ensure transparency and inform residents of issues and programs that affect their daily lives.

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