Popular Science magazine has rated Anchorage one of the 50 greenest cities in America. In its February edition, Anchorage was highlighted for its innovative plan to replace all its street lights with energy-efficient Light Emitting Dioide (LED) and induction lights. The project is not only green but will save taxpayers millions of dollars a year when fully implemented.
Over the last three years, Mayor Begich has launched a number of high-profile sustainability efforts including hosting the first U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Change Summit, retrofitting City Hall building for energy savings, and establishing cardboard recycling collection centers to assist local businesses.
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