It's not over yet! California's severe drought conditions continue to affect all of us. There are drinking water shortages in communities across the state, diminished water for agriculture, degraded habitat for many fish and wildlife species and increased wildfire risk. Also, nearly 2,000 wells are running dry throughout California.
Starting in May, Fleet & Transit implemented multiple water reduction processes. The Fleet Services wash bay is being shut down on weekends, wash schedules on transit buses and vans have been cut in half, and BruinCar rental vehicles are being dusted and washed only when there is excessive dirt. All this adds up to more than 46,000 gallons of water saved per year.
After four years of drought, Governor Brown proclaimed a state of emergency throughout the State of California due to severe drought conditions. Fleet & Transit supports Governor Brown. They take sustainability and water conservation seriously—you should too.
Right now, the University of California is trying to get everyone else on board with its Cool Campus Challenge. Sign up now, and pledge to do your part, bit by
bit. The challenge ends December 10, but living sustainably doesn't have to. We all should be doing what we can to help the environment.