In September 2008, Allegheny County (http://www.alleghenycounty.us/) Executive, Dan Onorato, launched “Allegheny Green,” a comprehensive initiative to promote sustainable practices within County government and through countywide policies and programs. The Sustainability Manager, working with County department directors and the Green Action Team (a group of experts and stakeholders who will help the County to meet its green objectives and goals)are conducting a top-to-bottom analysis of government operations to identify ways to reduce the County’s ecological footprint, such as adopting environmentally preferable procurement policies, expanding recycling in County-owned facilities, providing sustainability training to employees, and expanding use of hybrid vehicles.
Allegheny County is partnering with the SCA to take on the Sustainable County Fellow.
The Sustainable County Fellow is responsible for:
- Representing the Office at public events
- Working with the Department of Personnel to continue outreach and education activities targeted at employees, such as lunchtime lectures and volunteer events like litter pick-ups
- Expanding County recycling infrastructure.
- Producing outreach materials such as brochures, press releases, and other mediums containing “green” information
- Helping to oversee the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing and Researching product alternatives and options, the recycling across County facilities, Greenhouse gas inventory, Drafting a human
resources deployment plan, and LEED for Existing Buildings – Operations & Maintenance
- Scheduling meetings
- Fielding phone calls and emails from citizens
- Other duties as assigned