Fort Wayne named Green Community of the Year

File Photo. Downtown Fort Wayne.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Fort Wayne is one of three cities to be named a 2014 Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) Green Community of the Year.

Along with Fort Wayne, the cities of Greencastle and Whiting will receive its award during an annual awards luncheon on September 10.

IACT launched the Green Communities Initiative in 2008 to identify communities focused on cost savings, promoting economically competitive quality of life concepts and ultimately communities that are serving as role models for protecting the environment.

Representatives from participating cities had to fill out a 49-question survey in the areas of purchasing, operations, measuring success and sample projects. The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns said “Not only did Fort Wayne, Greencastle and Whiting meet the minimum score required to be a Green Community, they earned the highest score in their population category to become a 2014 IACT Green Community of the Year.”

The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) is a coalition of municipal officials who seek to improve the quality of life in Indiana through effective government, and is a member of the National League of Cities.

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