Determine the carbon footprint or reduction in green house gas (GHG) when purchasing or disposing of IT System Materials. For example, the number of units/components purchased per year that are energy star rated; quantity of print paper reduction/increase each year; and number of units/components properly disposed of each year.
Benefits to Environmental Resources
Less landfill waste, smaller carbon footprint, and cleaner air.
Contribution to wellbeing of DPW and the County
Increased Landfill life expectancy, reduction in GHG's, sense of being part of the community because of responsible stewardship. Every government agency is called to exercise responsible stewardship in order to use our natural resources in a way which preserves them for future generations. Responsible stewardship is the personal commitment to care for both earth and neighbor.
Contribution to Economic Health
E-waste reduction via paperless communication and U-waste reduction by repurposing or donating to other county departments. Saving realized from these efforts can be diverted toward more services to constituents.