It began with a simple question from one of our board members: "How do I know if my town is really green?"
Our two-year quest for the answer to this question led us on a journey around the virtual world, and along the way we discovered inspiring people and outstanding organizations all holding pieces of the puzzle - creative and practical solutions to some of our most pressing and vexing problems. Their ideas and programs fill the pages of our web site, and we are deeply grateful for their efforts.
The criteria contained in How Green Is My Town? was developed based on information from many organizations and institutions, including the U. S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Westchester County (NY) Global Warming Task Force.
This project would not have been possible without the assistance and participation of scores of government officials, school administrators, business leaders, scientists, physicians, researchers and activists who reviewed our criteria and contributed their time and energy to help make the project a reality.