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SLC launches new website tool to track sustainability efforts

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Nov 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-07 14:12:56-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City officials announced they will be launching a new website tool that will address livability issues like housing, recycling and air quality.

Leaders have set some aggressive goals when it comes to sustainability and it's all geared toward making Salt Lake City a better place to live. Some of those goals include water conservation, improving air quality and reducing waste.

In an effort to show the community the progress being made with those goals, city officials announced they will be adding a sustainability dashboard on the city's website.

Residents can log on to the site and find out how certain programs are doing and if they're being utilized. Residents can also share their ideas on how the city can improve its services.

"Salt Lake City [has] really been considered as one of the top 10 sustainability programs in the nation," said Vicki Bennett, Director of the Utah Office of Sustainability and Environment. "For the size of our city, I can't really think that there's anyone who's got as many different programs and as much support from our citizens as we do."

City leaders said another layer of sustainability that doesn't get a lot of attention is economic impact. They said this dashboard will allow people to find some economical ways to get to work, put food on their table and find affordable housing.

To visit the website, click here.