Cicero goes green

Cicero will celebrate Earth Day with a clean-up Saturday.

Cicero will celebrate Earth Day with a clean-up Saturday.

— The town of Cicero is committed to recycling and to reducing what is called our “carbon footprint” on the Earth. This is a goal that we hope you share with us. The town certainly isn’t yet where it needs to be; we have vehicles that aren’t as fuel-efficient as possible, we use oil-based products extensively on our roads and are working for better solutions, and our use of paper needs to be curtailed. Those challenges face us and this will be a time of transition to better use of our Earth’s resources. We believe this direction will also make us more effective, as finding ways to reduce resource consumption should also streamline what we do.

As supervisor of the town, I share this status with you and challenge you to join us in making Cicero a town that continues to seek opportunities to use and recycle our natural resources effectively. I am especially proud to share with you that our town of Cicero recycles over 4 million pounds of material each year; that is a significant achievement yet I believe we can do more.

Some initiatives already that have been taken is to reduce energy costs at Town Hall, ensuring use of office ‘blue bins, and most recently purchasing new police vehicles with fuel efficiency in mind.

We would love to see everyone at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Town Hall to begin cleaning up Cicero and celebrating Earth Day. For more information visit ciceronewyork.net/new/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DOC031913-008.pdf.

Jim Corl is supervisor of the town of Cicero. He can be reached at 699-1414.

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