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  • Part Three: Local Environmental Policies

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    This section asks about the local environmental policies and activities of the local government you work for (which may include municipally-owned utilities). Remember that all your answers will be treated confidentially, and that answers to all the questions are required.

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    To the best of your knowledge, the local government you work for...

    25. ...offers curbside recycling to residents.
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > I don't know
     
    26. ...offers composting of residential yard waste to residents.
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > I don't know
     
    27. ...requires energy audits for residential and commercial buildings before they're sold.
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     
    28. ...offers low-interest loans to offset the cost of new, small-scale renewable energy systems (e.g. with a fund set up or administered by your local government).
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     
    29. ...offers other incentives for new, small-scale renewable energy systems (e.g. property tax exemptions/reductions; grants; rebates; technical assistance; streamlined or fast-track permitting processes, etc).
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     
    30. ...offers low-interest loans to support energy efficiency (e.g. the construction of new, energy-efficient homes or buildings; energy-efficiency audits or upgrades to existing buildings; the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, etc).
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     
    31. ...offers other incentives to support energy efficiency (e.g. grants, tax rebates, fast-track permitting, free supplies, etc).
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     
    32. ...explicitly considers the effects its planning and zoning decisions have on sprawl or greenhouse gas emissions.
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     
    33. ...has adopted conservation easements, transfers of development rights, an urban growth boundary, and/or other growth management tools.
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     
    34. ...requires new developments to plant trees, and/or regulates when existing trees can be cut down.
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     
    35. ...explicitly considers how its decisions about mass transit service will affect sprawl or greenhouse gas emissions.
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > Our local government does not participate in any mass transit service
    > I don't know
     
    36. ...has built new bicycle lanes, multiuse paths, and/or other bicycle and pedestrian amenities within the last year.
    > Yes
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     
    37. ...places a tax on carbon.
    > Yes
    > We're working on it/it's under consideration
    > No
    > No, because our local government lacks that authority
    > I don't know
     

     

     


    The 2014 Local Environment Survey is part of a larger research effort, affiliated with University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs. The purpose of this research is to better understand what local governments in the United States are doing to protect the environment, and why. Only a few local governments have been selected to participate in this survey, so your participation is valuable.

    If you have any questions or concerns about this research, you can contact the lead researcher (Ryan Bodanyi) at (401) 829-6192 or by email.

    Last updated: May 21, 2014