Ecology Action Center Releases Emission Study Results

Published 07/28 2014 09:31PM

Updated 07/28 2014 10:34PM

NORMAL - The Ecology Action Center released the results of an environmental survey one year in the making on Monday.

The study says the leading sources of greenhouse gases for Bloomington-Normal are from stationary energy usage such as electricity and natural gas for the home and office.

Vehicles generated 20 percent of emissions. However, EAC officials say the community is likely performing better now, since so many community members ride their bicycles regularly.

"So, the idea is over time, we keep tracking it and we keep working to reduce it, so that ultimately we have a smaller carbon footprint for our community,” said Michael Brown, executive director of the Ecology Action Center.

This study was funded with money from both Bloomington and Normal's governments. Brown says there's no time table for the next study.

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