Dover website features sustainability resources for residents


Dover website features sustainability resources for residents


Posted 29 June 2011, by Staff, Foster’s Daily Democrat (Geo. J. Foster Company),

DOVER — The City of Dover has created an online resource of sustainability information for residents as part of the Sustainable Dover initiative. Residents interested in helping the environment, as well as making home efficiency improvements, can find a host of resources on the sustainability page.

“Our goal was to create a place for residents to find local and relevant sustainability information,” said Michele Alexander, Sustainability Coordinator for Dover. “After extensive research we culled the most user-friendly and comprehensive information sources together on one web page. The page offers links to information on energy efficiency, fossil fuel use reduction, local food, public transit and other green travel options including bike route information, the city recycling program, residential composting, zero waste, permaculture, and sustainable landscaping.”

Additional links on the site provide access to ongoing workshops through the Dover Public Library and the Greater Seacoast Permaculture Group, which hosts events on solar power, designing and building rain barrels, and other residential-related sustainability topics. The Children’s Museum is also included in the list as a resource for children.

The Energy Advisory Committee, the public advisory group overseeing the City sustainability planning efforts, assisted in this effort. More information on the Sustainable Dover initiative can be found on the City of Dover website, and the Sustainable Dover Facebook page.

“Residents seeking to lower their energy-related expenses or to become more environmentally-friendly in their everyday living can visit this webpage to access information tailored to their local area,” said Alexander.

For more information please contact the City of Dover Department of Planning and Community Development at email

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