June 5, 2009 - Supervisor Carole Groom speaks at World Environment Day
 
 
Redwood City - Supervisor Carole Groom celebrated the United Nations' World Environment Day in Redwood City by helping Redwood City Mayor Rosanne Faust break a pinata in honor of launching the Redwood City Verde program.
 
Redwood City Verde is a new program, consisting of projects, events, tools and ideas that will make it easy to be Green in Redwood City.
 
Supervisor Groom remarked on the many ways that the County of San Mateo is already leading the way in making the county more green. She referenced the County's RecycleWorks program, the new Green Building policy that requires all new county facilities be LEED-certified, the replacement of light fixtures with energy-efficient light bulbs, the deconstruction program for County buildings that ensures reuse and recycling of building materials, and the County's Commute Alternatives Program that encourages employees to use public transportation and carpool.
 
In numbering the County's success in going green, Supervisor Groom did not fail to conclude by bringing the theme of World Environment Day back to San Mateo County. She closed the ceremony with the appeal to each individual present at the celebration, "Your planet needs you."