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Flagstaff is working with APS to go carbon neutral by 2030

Flagstaff residents have asked their city to reduce its carbon footprint.

The city recently announced a new program that will help it achieve that goal.

Flagstaff will work with the state’s largest energy utility, Arizona Public Service, to power city operations with carbon-free electricity.

A couple of years ago, APS announced goals to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

The utility has worked with Flagstaff on solar projects and electric vehicle charging stations.

Last year Flagstaff launched a new program to reduce emissions and increase use of renewables.

It hopes to be carbon free by 2030.

To learn more about the program, The Show spoke with Flagstaff sustainability director Nicole Antonopoulos.

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Ron Dungan has lived in Arizona for more than 35 years. He has worked as a reporter, construction worker, copy editor, designer and freelance writer. He's a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the undergraduate Writers’ Workshop, and has a master’s in history from Arizona State University.Dungan was an outdoors reporter and member of the storyteller team at the Arizona Republic, where he won several awards, and was a contributor on a border project that won the 2018 Pulitzer for explanatory reporting.When not working, Dungan enjoys books, gardening, hanging out with his German shorthaired pointer, backpacking and fly-fishing. He's a fan of the Arizona Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes.