- Kelsey Hawes
Sustainability is something Boise Mayor Dave Bieter once said "is part of our city's marrow."
"It's at the core of our efforts to make Boise the most livable city in the country," Bieter said in 2013.
But creating a sustainable Boise requires as many economic decisions as environmental. In the past few years, the city of Boise instituted dozens of sustainability initiatives, including conversions of thousands of streetlights to LED technology, retrofitting public buildings with low-flow or automatic water fixtures, implementing an anti-idling program and, perhaps most successfully, initiating Cub It—the city's curbside recycling program. Coming soon: curbside composting.
Meanwhile, the city is proposing to move forward with a "green cleaning purchasing policy."
The Boise City Council will be asked to provide feedback on the proposal Tuesday, Aug. 23, with hopes of including the policy in the city's business operations manual.