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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />TOWN OF TRUCKEE <br />California <br /> <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2009-04 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE TRUCKEE TOWN COUNCIL ADOPTING THE GREEN <br />PROCUREMENT AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES POLICY <br /> <br />WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Town of Truckee to conserve and protect <br />natural resources for current and future citizens; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the California Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AS 939) <br />mandates that cities and counties reduce the amount of waste being disposed by 50 <br />percent, and that they participate in and promote waste reduction, reuse and recycling <br />programs; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Truckee's participation in and promotion of recycling <br />programs can significantly reduce the volume of materials entering the waste stream, <br />thereby conserving natural resources; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, in order for recycling programs to be effective, markets for recycled <br />post-consumer materials must be developed; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, implementation of this policy is intended to broaden the use of <br />recycled content products currently purchased and increase the recycled content <br />products purchased and used by the Town, its contractors, grantees, and customers; <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Truckee's commitment to the purchase of recycled <br />materials will foster market development for recycled products; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Town of Truckee through the implementation of this policy will <br />serve as a model for private industry and businesses; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, this policy will further contribute to the Town's compliance with State <br />requirements that cities undertake and support market development activities; <br /> <br />NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE <br />TOWN OF TRUCKEE as follows: the Town Council adopts the attached Green <br />Procurement and Sustainable Practices Policy to purchase recycled content products <br />and engage in sustainable practices. <br /> <br />.*.... <br />