Clark County officials on Earth Day reiterated its commitment to preserving the environment and invited the community to attend a meeting Tuesday of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition (SNRPC), when a regional approach to fighting climate change will be covered as part of a strategic planning discussion.
"Clark County is committed to doing its part to preserve our environment and looks forward to working with other partners toward a regional approach to address climate change," said County Commissioner Jones, an SNRPC board member.
The meeting of the SNRPC will be held Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. at Las Vegas City Hall on the first floor in Training Room 3-5 at 495 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101.
The County is committed to conservation, officials noted today, recognized around the world as Earth Day. For instance:
- The County's fleet of 2,837 vehicles is the largest hybrid fleet in Nevada. The fleet also includes bio-diesel, electric, bi-fuel, and no-fuel vehicles.
- The County recycles tires, batteries, and antifreeze from its automotive fleet. In addition, all used oil is sold to a third party for reprocessing.
- Clark County has reduced its automotive fleet by 120 vehicles, which has saved more than $3.5 million in replacement costs.
- Clark County is in the process of converting more than 55,000 street lights and retrofitting other County facilities to energy-saving LED.
- Clark County Public Works replaced 190 intersection lights, providing 60-percent energy savings.
- All new traffic signals are now installed with LED luminaire fixtures.
- All new school crossing flashers have LED technology, and some locations are/will be powered by solar panels.
- At the County Government Center, a 20-space photovoltaic array parking canopy with vehicle charging stations for up to six vehicles was constructed.
- Clark County now has five photovoltaic sites (solar panel locations) that are 30 KW or greater.
- Clark County has replaced 1.4 million square feet of grass, reducing water consumption by 76 million gallons of water annually.