GLACC Annual Petroleum
Reduction  Survey

Reduce Petroleum

We will soon be conducting our Annual Petroleum Reduction Survey to track our regions progress in reducing petroleum usage in 2011. Last year, survey results showed that the greater Lansing area reduced1,151,083 gallons of gasoline equivalents (GGE) and decreased greenhouse gas emissions by 10,700 tons. Those results reflect the hard work and dedication of our stakeholders and also contributed to the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual petroleum reduction report. We encourage you to participate this upcoming year so we can accurately report the success of the tri-county region. Anyone is invited to participate- whether you are a business, government agency, or fuel distributor- we want to here how you reduced petroleum consumption in 2011! If you are interested in recieving the survey or would like additional information, please contact Kristin Jobin at or at (517) 924-8649 ext. 10.

Tri-County Environmental
Leadership Awards


The Tri-County Environmental Leadership Awards celebrate residents, businesses, governments, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations in Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties that have implemented exemplary environmental sustainable practices. Do you know of an individual or organization who has shown exceptional environmental stewardship? Nominate them for an award online! Paper applications are available, but online is preferred.

Applications are due by March 15, 2012. Nominate someone online today!

Links to Lurk

Give the Green Car Industry a Chance to get up to Speed

An article responding to a recent article in the Washington Post that questions the potential of clean vehicle technologies.

U-M Study Finds Current CAFE Standards Create Profit Incentive for Larger Vehicles

The current vehicle footprint-based Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards could be creating a financial incentive for automakers to increase vehicle size.

Meridian Township Finds Ways to Promote Walking, Biking

Meridian Township awarded $4,500 to encourage biking and walking- two great alternatives to driving that also promote healthy communities.