Upon taking the helm, Becker introduced his Blueprint for a Green City, in which he pledged to improve public transit, expand greenways, create neighborhood centers to promote walkability, and improve air and water quality.Visit Salt Lake has done a number of things to set a standard for the Salt Lake Business community from light and power saving initiatives, recycle programs and bike share programs for employees to name a few. Read more about the Salt Lake Visitors and Convention Bureau initiatives and to get a list of some environmentally friendly accommodations in the downtown area.
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Mayor Becker Recognized for Green EffortsJuly 30, 2009 at 12:14PM
Earlier this month Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker (left, on his bike downtown) testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. As a former urban planner and an advocate for the environment, Mayor Becker has a done a number of things to bring Salt Lake closer to being a good steward of the environment that surrounds our city. One of the things he's instituted is the e2 Business Certificate which we've written about here on the blog. Something of note is a recent mention an article by Grist.com as one of the top 15 green-leaning mayors in the United States. In the article it said of Mayor Becker: