The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) announced that the City of Noblesville has been designated as an IACT Green Community. The City of Noblesville will receive its designation during the Annual Awards Luncheon Oct. 4 during the 2010 IACT Annual Conference & Exhibition in Fort Wayne , Ind.
IACT launched the Green Communities Initiative to identify potential cost saving s to communities facing budget shortfalls, promote economically competitive quality of life concepts, and ultimately serve as role models for citizens while better protecting our environment. The initiative will expand educational opportunities for municipalities and create a consolidated clearinghouse of data and programs that can be accessed by municipalities.
To be recognized as an IACT Green Community, Noblesville had to meet a minimum score on a 51-question survey in the areas of purchasing, operations, measuring success, and sample projects, with scoring considerations given to the size of the community and the likelihood it would or could implement certain types of programs. Indianapolis , Goshen , Westfield , Dyer, Greencastle, Whiting and Union City also earned the IACT Green Community designation.