City of Ferndale Fully Engaged in Sustainability Planning
Longtime Regional Energy Office Ferndale is fully engaged in planning for a more sustainable, energy efficient future for citizens and the local government.
City Manager April McGrath has tasked Joe Gacioch, the City’s Grant Project Coordinator, to roll ahead with creating and implementing an Energy Management Plan for the City. The City is taking advantage of technical assistance from the Energy Office’s Debra Jensen, who helped them to create an Energy Management Planning Framework to figure out strategic ways that the city can save energy and dollars in city facilities. The City of Ferndale will also be sending a team to the Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy in July to move this work forward.
To further raise its sustainability cred, Ferndale is also engaged in a multi-city sustainability planning process through the Woodward 5 Sustainability Partnership, which includes the Cities of Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge and Royal Oak. Through this process, the City is identifying economic, social and environmental outcomes, indicators to measures progress towards those outcomes and developing actions that the City and the community together can undertake to become a more sustainable community.
We applaud Ferndale’s city and community leaders’ efforts and pledge to support them in any way we can.
Ferndale: You’ve thrown out a challenge–who will be the next city to step up to the plate?