New report details Metro’s progress on reducing impact on environment

Three slides from the report. On the third slide, it’s worth noting that the way GHG emissions are calculated changed after 2014. The drop in GHG emissions occurred but was more over time than reflected in the graphic. 

(pdf version for download here)

Check out how Metro is helping the region by preserving our past, conserving natural resources, helping improve air quality and connecting people, places and communities. 

The 2017 Energy and Resource Report — posted above — analyzes sustainability data for calendar year 2016 to keep the community informed on long-term trends and emerging innovations related to Metro’s environmental and sustainability performance.

How are we doing? Metro displaced more greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) than it emitted in 2016. Water consumption is down 48 percent since 2013 and we are seeing positive trends in reducing and managing waste. These reductions are even more significant in the context of Metro’s growth.

View the report for details on ways Metro is creating a healthier and better-informed workforce for our employees and the greater community through new education and training programs and access to electric vehicle charging stations and Metro Bike Share. Learn how capital projects such as Metro’s Gold Line and Expo Line expansion are planned, designed and operated with sustainably in mind.

The new report structure is designed to bring the stories to life that make a real difference in how the agency operates and our impact on the environment. We want to know what you think — comment please.

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