Cambridge Police Department Serious about Being “Green”
Green leadership, LEED certification, hybrid vehicles, and more!
Deputy City Manager Richard C. Rossi cited Christina Giacobbe, Chief Administrative Officer at the Cambridge Police Department, for her enthusiastic and inspiring leadership in the city’s Green Sense program which encourages city employees to save energy.
The 2012 Go Green Awards ceremony recognized city employees, organizations, businesses and institutions that have taken action to create a sustainable future.
Ms. Giacobbe’s engagement and leadership are part of a larger commitment on the part of the police department to be green.
The Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility, which houses the Cambridge Police Department and Emergency Communications Department, received a Silver LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. A plaque representing this accomplishment is now prominently displayed in the lobby of the building at 125 6th Street.
During the tenure of Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert C. Haas, hybrids have been added to the police department’s fleet of vehicles, and, through a partnership with the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, the Cambridge Public Health Department, and the Cambridge Prevention Coalition, the Cambridge Police Department is an approved controlled substance collection site for residents of the City of Cambridge.
This 24-hour, anonymous drop-box is available in the lobby of the police department for the disposal of unused pharmaceutical which are environmental toxins that, if flushed down the toilet or sink, can be released into and contaminate our drinking water and soil.
For more information on how to dispose of prescription drugs at the police department, visit the link available at www.CambridgePolice.org/CommunityResources.
A list of all 2012 Go Green Award recipients can be found on the City’s website.