The City of Palm Bay provides its residents and businesses with opportunities to enhance the quality of their lives while living and working in an affordable and safe environment. One of its ultimate goals, “sustainable growth” is an inherent characteristic of Palm Bay as stated in its motto, “A Perfect Place to Grow.” In an effort to build good places for people to live and to be good environmental stewards, Palm Bay is inspired to be a sustainable community and to lead by example.
Here are some highlights of City sustainable initiatives:
Information Technology (IT)
Information Technology has activated the power management (or "sleep") features on all computers and monitors at the City. These features automatically power down the monitor when it is idle for 20 minutes, and computer after 90 minutes. A simple touch of the mouse or keyboard will "wake up" the system within seconds.
With this minor change, the City of Palm Bay is joining the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Low Carbon IT campaign to save energy and prevent air pollution.
Printing Environment Tips
- Duplex, print on both sides of the paper
- Smaller margins reduce page setup margins to fit more text per page.
- Think before you print!….Can I electronically send or review this document?
- Consolidate to network printers, reduce toner and electronic waste materials.