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Think Green

Franklin County is fortunate to possess numerous natural treasures that benefit the entire community, and it is up to all of us to protect these resources in order to ensure our continued prosperity in the future.

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners are dedicated to preserving, promoting, and enhancing the beautiful natural environment we all share. In 2006, the Board of Commissioners solidified their commitment to the mutually compatible goals of environmental protection and economic growth with the passage of Resolution 683-06. Building upon the Commissioners' pledge to promote sustainable principles in their policy decisions, Franklin County government agencies have instituted a wide variety of innovative programs and practices designed to protect the environment.

For further information about the environmental efforts undertaken by Franklin County click here or on the tab labeled "Franklin County's Environmental Efforts" at the top of the page.

Most importantly, this website is designed to serve as a resource to help the community join the Commissioners in the ongoing effort to strengthen the environment and to build a strong ecological legacy for future generations of Franklin County residents. Local residents and businesses are crucial partners in these efforts, and we have compiled a series of resources and suggestions designed to help Franklin County residents and businesses to "go green" to help protect the environment.

Click Information for Residents for further information about how you can "go green" in your own personal lives, or click Information for Businesses for additional information about what your small business or office workspace can do to help protect the environment.

Thank you for doing your part to preserve the environmental legacy of Franklin County, and please encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same. Let's work together to create a better future for all Franklin County residents!

John O'Grady President
Marilyn Brown
Kevin L. Boyce