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Eco-Friendly Territory

Apr 30, 2009 ● By Super Admin

Hot on the heels of local Earth Day celebrations, the City of Roseville has been quite busy supporting and promoting a variety of green-focused programs affiliated with several of its departments, one of which is the Environmental Utilities Department, which has increased the City’s Level One Drought status to Stage 2, mandating that water customers reduce their water use by 20 percent, in an effort proposed by the Central Valley Project. For tips on how to dramatically reduce your water consumption, the EUD has posted a list of informative tips on the City’s Web site, which include little things that every resident can do to help reverse the detrimental effects of what has become not only a serious local issue, but a nation-wide one as well. Roseville Electric also helps residents make smarter choices, resulting in what they hope will be overall cleaner energy use. “Roseville’s City Council unanimously approved a $19.4 million contract with Powerex Corporation to provide 231,000 MWh of wind energy to Roseville customers through 2012 to meet state and federal regulations,” according to the City, which adds that energy produced from a combination of wind and biomass “will serve the immediate needs of its 2,000 Green Roseville customers and boost the utility’s renewable energy total from 10 to 14 percent over the next three years.” By entering into even more contracts, Roseville Electric anticipates being able to meet state mandates by increasing the utility’s renewable energy total to 20 percent by 2010. And, Roseville’s Utility Exploration Center, the City’s cutting-edge environmental learning center in Mahaney Regional Park unveiled the new photographic exhibit “Double Exposure,” which chronicles climate change over recent decades. This informative and artistic traveling display, created in association with the Museum of Science in Boston and composed of 15 different “before and after” depictions, was celebrated at a late-April opening, with drinks and appetizers provided by Whole Foods Market. For more information about the Utility Exploration Center, its programs, “Double Exposure,” and/or upcoming events, visit the City of Roseville online at roseville.ca.us.For more eco-friendly tips and ideas, be sure to pick up this month's copy of Style – Roseville Granite Bay Rocklin edition. Check out the Distribution tab on this Web site for some of our newsstand locations. Or, to order a copy of this issue, please email  [email protected], or call 916-988-9888.

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Eco-Friendly Territory

Jul 31, 2008 ● By Super Admin

No one gets a pass for eco-irresponsibility these days, but there are mends to be made, locally. With this in mind, Style has hopped on board the latest eco-conscious initiative sponsored by the City of Roseville, which is offering kids from South Placer County a chance to “Ride Green All Summer” with a Summer Youth Bus Pass. This invaluable ticket to ride – available to elementary and high school aged youngsters – costs a scant $10 (or, the unfortunate equivalent of roughly five seconds at the pump). With it, kids receive the keys to accessibility and can visit a number of coveted destinations throughout town through August 31 via Auburn, Lincoln, Placer County and Roseville Transits. But more than getting a great cost-savings that will no doubt help local parents save on their skyrocketing gas bills while also taming their safety concerns, kids will learn a priceless environmental lesson by becoming contributors and keepers of the community and the planet, both of which they will eventually inherit and pass on to their children. And that’s to say absolutely nothing of helping them land a topic for their “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” essays. Plus, they can put all the extra money they pocket towards a purchase at such youth-friendly stores as Dimple Records, Rocklin Bowl, Ground Zero Clothing & Board Shop, Cold Stone Creamery and other retailers offering special discounts to participating bus riders. So help your kids take the route less traveled this summer by purchasing a Summer Youth Bus Pass at one of three locations in Roseville: the Alternative Transportation office (401 Vernon Street, or over the phone via credit card; 916-774-5293), the Maidu Community Center (1550 Maidu Drive) or the Roseville Sports Center (1545 Pleasant Grove Boulevard). For routes, schedules and instructions on how to travel outside the previously listed areas, or from region to region, visit the City of Roseville online at roseville.ca.us.For more Green Tips, be sure to pick up this month's copy of Style-Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin edition. Click on the "Get Your Copy" link on the bottom of this page for some of our newsstand locations. Or, to order a copy of this issue, please email Gloria Schroeder at [email protected], or call her at 916-988-9888 x116.

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