They’re Building a Green Dallas

Posted on Nov 6 2012 - 3:38am by Garret Stembridge


There’s no question that the city of Dallas, Texas cares about being green. Just take a look at the city’s “Green Dallas” website with the tagline, “building a greener city.” Dallas is doing several things to encourage residents to be more environmentally friendly, including:

Making Recycling Easy

The “Too Good to Throw Away” recycling program uses single-stream recycling, eliminating the need for sorting. Plus, residents have plenty of room for recyclables with their large 96-gallon recycling rollcarts.

Taking the Mystery out of Composting

Dallas residents are invited to learn the science of backyard composting with free classes offered each month.

Leading by Example with Certified Green City Buildings

Dallas has obtained U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certification for several city-owned facilities, including a LEED Platinum, seven LEED Gold and 14 LEED Silver!

Promoting Alternative Transportation with the Dallas Bike Plan

The new bike plan calls for the implementation of the Dallas Bikeway System, a 1,296-mile network that includes 456 miles of off-street multi-use pathways, as well as 840 miles of on-street facilities like buffered bike lanes, shared lane markings and cycle tracks.

Photo from flickr Tostie14

How We’re Green in Dallas

Extra Space Storage also cares about helping Dallas build a greener city. We’ve completed retrofits for improved energy efficiency at many of our self-storage properties in Dallas. Now, we’re saving energy in Dallas with improved motion sensors and LED lighting!

Are you helping to make Dallas greener? Would you consider using a bike system like the one Dallas is building?

 Garret Stembridge