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Tina Smith on Environment

 

 


Reduce water usage 15%; increase recycling 75%

Under the Dayton-Smith Administration's leadership, state agencies [will] reduce their water usage by 15 percent by 2025 relative to 2017. Governor Dayton has made water stewardship a priority throughout his administration, securing passage of the landmark water quality buffer law in 2015 and new investments in wastewater treatment infrastructure.

Governor Dayton's executive order directs state agencies to achieve a 75 percent combined recycling and composting rate of solid waste by 2030. Under the Dayton-Smith Administration's leadership, the State Capitol Complex has implemented an enhanced recycling program with a goal of producing zero waste.

The Governor's executive order directs state agencies to ensure that 25 percent of total spend on priority contracts meet sustainability requirements by 2025. When the Office of Higher Education, for example, required that all copiers be set to double-sided--that practice saved $6,000 in the first year alone.

Source: 2017 Lt. Gubernatorial press release, "Conserve Energy" , Nov 21, 2017

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