By Thomas MacMillan
After students at Common Ground High School spent Monday morning with the state’s top environmental official discussing how to make money while saving the Earth, the lesson came to life in Edgewood Park—in the form of the city’s new fuel-efficient, money-saving garbage truck.
Two Monday morning events on the west side of town highlighted the connection between being green and making green. At Common Ground High School, state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Dan Esty spoke about how to create economic incentives for environmental conservation. Then, at a parking lot in Edgewood Park, the city unveiled its new $388,000 hybrid energy fuel truck, which will save the city up to $5,000 and use 30 percent less fuel.