What is Keep Truckee Green?
It is the Town of Truckee’s sustainability, solid waste, and resiliency program. We coordinate the planning and implementation of our Town’s waste reduction and climate change actions. In partnership with our community, we foster culture to proactively address climate change and lead by example.
Our Keep Truckee Green team is guided by an interdisciplinary Sustainability Committee, which includes staff from all Town divisions.
Fleet and Facilities Manager, Public Works Department
I help oversee all of our Town buildings and have helped to implement many energy saving retrofits. Additionally, I oversee our fleet and have integrated biofuels into our fuel usage when possible.
Executive Assistant to Chief of Police, Communications Analyst for Town of Truckee
I support the Truckee Police Department in making sustainably conscious budget decisions for equipment and safety supplies. I am also continuously looking for more efficient ways to manage our records to reduce the use of paper and unnecessary printing. I have also started to work in communications to educate our residents and visitors about what we are doing, how they can help, and the opportunities they can have in shaping our goals.
Our household has adopted many package free products, everything from shampoo, toothpaste to laundry detergent. We have implemented many reusable products that reduce single use shopping and ziplock bags, plastic wrap, wipes, straws and cleaning supplies. We are constantly looking at better, more sustainable ways to live our lives.
Office Assistant, Town Clerk
As an office assistant for the Town, I am in charge of ordering a multitude of supplies for Town Hall. I am working to increase the amount of recycled products we buy with the hopes of decreasing Town Hall’s environmental footprint.
In my household we are working to cut down our meat consumption and have cut back to eating meat once per week. We are hoping to soon be a vegetarian family.
Support Services Manager, PD PIO; Police Department
Fleet purchase decisions, utilizing technology to capture data for future Department decisions.
We educate our kids on the importance of protecting the planet through sustainable living.
GIS Specialist, Administrative Services
I make maps and mapping applications to aide in decision making, to inform the public, and to facilitate dialogue between staff and the community.
I love to bike. Whenever possible I replace car trips with heart healthy and emissions free bike trips.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Manager, Assistant to Town Manager Division (Committee Chair)
As the previous Recycling Program Manager, I established and implemented the Town’s recycling programs, including carts and food waste collection. I also bolstered our waste reduction initiatives by developing the reusable green box program and hosting Fixit Clinics. Now, I’m working to ensure the Town provides equitable solutions for our most vulnerable populations as we implement climate adaptation policies.
Our household banished the use of paper towels and many other single-use products. We save old t-shirts and towels to use as rags, which work so much better than a weak paper towel anyway!
Management Analyst/ Economic Development, Town Manager’s office
I’m developing the Town’s sustainability dashboard to track and communicate Truckee’s progress toward Keeping Truckee Green.
Outside of my role with the Town, I practice sustainability as an enthusiastic gardener and worm farmer! I feed our household’s food waste to a basement vermicompost bin, where a bevy of hard-working worms turn it into rich compost for our organic garden.
Recycling Outreach Specialist, Solid Waste & Recycling Division
I helped implement the commercial food waste program, which has allowed over 50 restaurants in town divert their food waste from landfill.
I try to avoid food waste in my house by keeping inedible food scraps to make veggie stock and compost for the garden.
Street Maintenance Manager, Public Works Department
I oversee our street maintenance, including the application and removal of sand to our roads. With our efficient street sweeping, we are able to capture sediment that would otherwise be detrimental to our watershed.
Part of sustainable living is infill development of housing units. I built a granny unit ADU (accessory dwelling unit) in my backyard to help with our affordable living crisis.
Sustainability Program Analyst, Assistant to the Town Manager Division
Beginning my time at the Town as a CivicSpark fellow in 2020, I spent my service year working on waste reduction strategies, internal sustainability policies, and community engagement. In my current position, I focus on implementation of our Climate Action Plan, with an emphasis on energy efficiency and building decarbonization.
I am known for a commitment to zero food waste and will happily act as the garbage disposal for others’ leftovers!