Pittsfield Township takes Renewable Energy into its Own Hands
In April 2020, we rolled out the MIGreenPower challenge designed to place Pittsfield Township as the first community in Washtenaw County to acquire the majority of its energy from renewable sources. Three months into the program, we are excited to report that, thanks to the partnership of our community, nearly 600 DTE residential and business customers have enrolled in the MIGreen program, which signifies a 230% increase in use of renewable (wind/solar) energy and a corresponding decline in use of fossil fuels!! If you'd like to participate, you can learn more about the MI Green program.
In June, Pittsfield Township has completed installation of four electric vehicle charging stations at Township Hall as it implements the priorities outlined in the Sustainability Blueprint. In addition, we continue to work with the City of Ann Arbor to install a solar farm at Swift Run (Ellsworth/Stone School), which will allow the Township rely on solar power to meet all municipal energy needs.
|Sustainability, in the Sustainable Pittsfield Master Plan, is defined as 1) supporting the expansion and preservation of green space, 2) expanding multi-modal transportation network that reduces emissions and promotes public gathering spaces, and 3) maximizing dense, infill development and minimizing gray infrastructure or impermeable surfaces.|
The Pittsfield Township Board of Trustees strives to meet these goals of sustainability in a fiscally responsible manner while improving working and living environments to build a thriving, equitable community that concurrently considers economic, environmental, and social impacts.