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How Green Is Your City? ISO Certification Helps Answer the Question

By Amy Westervelt

May 21, 2009

"Many cities claim to be green," says Schmiechen. "Denver uses independent outside auditors to help support our claims."

Great blog post. It’s

Great blog post. It’s useful information.

San Jose Green Washing

As an inside--outsider, to the Capitol of Silicon Valley Public works, it is pretty easy to point out to non--insiders that San Jose will never meet Reeds Goals in the areas he outlines for greening the city. Ironically, it can be done for so little money if only he was getting sound advice.
Simply, Upper management, RDA, and planning staff needs to go. Labor is being targeted as the problem...They are...but, it is enabled by bad management that puts labor out with shit for tools, or procedures which are hazardous. SEE link>

I will also mention that SJ procurement writes RFP's (for weed abatement) that are inflexible and promotes its preferred non-green vendors methods.
AND; *Labor needs to clean its ranks,,,,,,weed out the criminal factions; biker interests significantly undermine and seduces the moral of non-members. This is a serious problem as it leads to staff turning a blind eye!

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