Evergreen Fleet Initiative
King County recognizes that any serious commitment to address global warming in the Puget Sound region must powerfully address emissions from transportation, which represent about half of all regional greenhouse-gas emissions. Public fleets in particular have a responsibility to take the lead and take steps to achieve significant greenhouse gas reductions within their own fleets.
With this goal in mind, the county and 21 other Puget Sound cities and municipalities came together at King County's Clean Vehicles NOW! conference in September 2007 to form the Evergreen Fleets Initiative. This coalition was tasked with identifying the attributes that define a "green fleet," recommending a suite of policies and actions for standardizing these attributes, and helping fleets become more environmentally friendly. The product of that effort is the Evergreen Fleet Standard, a standard for vehicle fleets that is similar to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for green buildings.
King County is committed to playing a leadership role in developing clean vehicle initiatives through its participationin the testing of this program, which launched in 2009. The Evergreen Fleets Initiative is sponsored by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition.
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