Across America government entities and jurisdictions of all sizes and influence are tasked with continuing to provide services in an era of waning resources and concerns of the effects of climate change amidst ever-increasing regulations. Whether it be by a legislative mandate, a common environmental conscience or a combination of the two, the majority of these have established sustainable plans that require environmentally green practices for their communities and within their own organizations. These may range from purchasing alternative-fueled vehicles, building energy-efficient structures, recycling of solid waste and providing incentives for the purchase and installation of alternative forms of renewable energy production.
The NCRTD is no different. The District is a governmental entity that provides a public service, which owns, develops and manages property and facilities. Those of us who make up the human element of the NCRTD share similar environmental concerns and stand responsible to establish a sustainable plan that will minimize the impact of its existing facilities and future infrastructure and building investments within North Central New Mexico.