The City of O’Fallon’s mission, to be the “best City in Missouri,” puts the City on a path to becoming a “Green” City, too. What does that mean? Simply put, becoming “Green” means using things in a more practical way, one that leaves our air and water cleaner, and helps our natural resources last.
Often, green practices are easy and economical. Turning the water off while we brush our teeth or soap our hands not only saves both water and energy, it cuts our utility bills. Recycling cans, bottles, papers and boxes is another easy step.
The benefits are huge, since we save money each time we use less water, less fuel, and recycle or send materials back to manufacturing instead dumping them in landfills. Most important, green practices protect public health by curbing the pollution that gets into the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land on which we live and grow our food.
Luckily, green or eco-friendly technology can help us accomplish these goals. To learn how O’Fallon is adapting green technology for its use and about technologies available to households, click on the links to the right.