City workers are making several eco-friendly changes. For example, the council's annual retreat was held closer to home this year to save fuel. The city also purchased its first hybrid vehicle.
To reduce the amount of wasted paper, the city council switched to an electronic agenda.
Mayor John Fretti explains that instead of a packed binder, everyone who attended this year's retreat received information on a jump drive. "We all received one, and no one took paper this year," Mayor Fretti says.
Valdosta is also working to improve recycling. They are one of the only cities in South Georgia to offer curb-side recycling. The program has reduced Valdosta's landfill waste by 16% each year for the past three years.
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