Under Mayor Joyce Craig’s leadership, the City of Manchester is taking steps to protect our environment, and making meaningful commitments to combat climate change. The natural beauty of New Hampshire is one of the strongest features, and as the state’s largest city, Mayor Craig has led in preserving the environment.
Investing in Clean Energy Practices
- In 2020, set a goal of reducing Manchester’s CO2 emissions between 2010 and 2030 by 50%.
- After years of inaction, Mayor Craig led the charge on getting a solar installation on the former landfill. This installation is the first of hopefully many projects that will produce clean, renewable energy, save taxpayer money, create jobs and address climate change. The solar array will open in 2021.
- Converting 9,000 city lights to LED; including updating fixtures at Arms Park, Veterans Park, Pulaski Park this summer.
- In 2020, added energy-efficient school buses to the Manchester Transit Authority fleet, cutting emissions from diesel buses by 96%.
- Manchester Water Works, in partnership with the Forest Society, have permanently preserved 2,000+ acres of land surrounding and on the waterfront of Lake Massabesic.
- Participated in the National Mayor’s Water Conservation Challenge to reduce pollution and water waste.