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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Pittsfield Township Recognized & Awarded for Environmental Leadership

Pittsfield Charter Township was recognized for its environmental leadership by the Michigan Green Communities (MGC) program – we are one (1) of only 22 communities, statewide, to receive the gold certification for achievement in community leadership promoting energy efficiency, climate adaptation and resilience, recycling, environmental justice, and more.

As part of the 2021 MGC Challenge, 44 participating local governments from throughout the state were awarded gold, silver, or bronze seals of achievement. Ten communities received bronze certification, twelve received silver certification, and twenty-two received gold certification.

Pittsfield Charter Township achieved gold status for exemplary action in multiple categories, including planning, climate adaptation, materials management, and community engagement.

“Since 2009, we have outlined a blueprint for retrofitting a sprawled out suburban landscape with a dual focus of promoting equity and environmental sustainability. The relentless labor over more than a decade is bearing fruit as we see tangible outcomes – ranging from green and non-motorized infrastructure to renewable energy infrastructure and densified mixed-use developments – aimed at improving our water, air, and soil quality,” noted Supervisor Mandy Grewal.

The MGC program is open to all local governments in Michigan, at no cost. MGC is a sustainability networking, benchmarking, and technical assistance program. MGC is supported by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services; the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; the Michigan Association of Counties; the Michigan Municipal League; and the Michigan Townships Association. More details about this program can be found at www.migreencommunities.com. Questions regarding the Michigan Green Communities program can be directed to info@migreencommunities.com.

For more details and information, please visit: www.pittsfield-mi.gov/sustainability If you have any questions, please contact info@pittsfield-mi.gov; 734.822.3135

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