Tuesday, September 16, 2008
County Executive Dan Onorato has formed the “Allegheny Green Action Team” and filled it with business, community and environmental group leaders. Onorato says he will also hire a sustainability manager using foundation grants to make sure the suggestions generated by the team are instituted. Onorato says the sustainability manger will also work with all department heads to find ways to green up their operations while staying within their budgets. He says the county will also focus on preserving green space and promoting sustainable development. Onorato says he hopes that by leading by example the county will encourage municipalities and individuals to consider the environment when making decisions.