The city of Snoqualmie's fleet of vehicles has been certified “green” for superb environmental performance by Western Washington Clean Cities, receiving a three-star rating for strong fleet management practices and investing in alternative fuels
The 2012 Evergreen Fleets were announced at a ceremony on December 11, 2012, with Snoqualmie being one of four local fleets to receive top honors. The Evergreen Fleet’s Star-Rating System recognizes and rewards fleets that are taking significant steps to incorporate green initiatives into everyday operations.
“This certification supports the Snoqualmie City Council’s and my administration’s goals to increase our efforts in the areas of conservation and environmental sustainability,” said Mayor Matt Larson. “We are actively engaged in strategies to reduce our carbon footprint, while also reducing operational costs when possible.”
The other three fleets honored for 2012 include CleanScapes, Waste Management, and Quest Diagnostics. These fleets join six others that are certified “green” by the Evergreen Fleets.
“The city’s certification as an Evergreen Fleet is due in large part to the commitment and hard work of our Fleet & Facilities staff led by Supervisor Don Harris and Technician Kevin Snyder,” said Mike Roy, the city's Public Works Operations Manager. “Their expertise and dedication help to improve the quality of the environment in the Snoqualmie Valley.”
Evergreen Fleets is a voluntary, tiered certification program that recognizes fleets for making smart, environmentally responsible choices that save fuel, improve operation efficiencies, and reduce air emissions. Evergreen Fleets is the first green fleet certification program of its kind in the nation and was created by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and Western Washington Clean Cities in collaboration with a consortium of public fleet managers.