June 8, 2009

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Dutchess to explore green roofs, composting toilets

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Legislature tonight will vote to approve a feasibility study of pilot programs for green roofs, rain gardens, wind turbines and composting toilets.

The idea came from Legislator Joel Tyner, chairman of the Environment Committee, where the study proposal was approved last week.

“I’m not suggesting that every single county building in Dutchess County have a green roof or that every single piece of property have a rain garden or a composting toilet, but for years now the Bronx Zoo has had a quite a few of these and they are winning awards,” he said. Composting toilets could be used at the county’s three parks, Tyner said.

The bill would have the Public Works Department study the proposal and report back in 60 days,


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