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SIERRA CLUB NAMES SAN LUIS OBISPO
ONE OF NATION'S COOLEST CITIES
City Council Recognized for addressing local global
Feb. 28, 2006, San Luis Obispo, CA
- At Tuesday's City Council Meeting, Mayor Dave Romero accepted
a Sierra Club "Cool City" certificate honoring his commitment to
take local action to curb global warming.
Last November, following a City Council
vote, Romero signed a letter in support of the U.S. Mayors Climate
Protection agreement. By so doing, SLO joined more than 200 cities
nationwide pledging to take action to re-energize their communities
with proven local energy solutions such as cleaner car fleets, energy
efficiency and renewable energy.
Since the U.S. Mayors agreement came
into being in March 2005, 208 mayors representing nearly 42 million
Americans have pledged to take actions to significantly reduce
their cities' greenhouse gas emissions.
"Mayor Romero is to be commended for
his leadership in addressing the city's global warming emissions,"
said Santa Lucia Chapter Chair Karen Merriam. "We look forward to
working with the city to promote energy-saving solutions that meet
the pollution reduction goals of the Mayors Climate Protection Agreement."
The Sierra Club has released the guide Cool Cities: Solving
Global Warming One City at a Time, a resource for citizens
and local officials that explains the steps to be taken toward making
cities "cool" and tells energy success stories from across the country
-- from hybrid municipal fleets in Houston and Charlotte to energy
efficient street lights and buildings in Salt Lake City and Scottsdale,
and renewable energy investments in Waverly, Iowa and Columbia,
Missouri. The guide is available online at
San Luis Obispo and other U.S.
cool cities are proving that we can solve global warming one city
at a time and move our nation toward a safer and more secure energy
future, said Merriam.
Sierra Club's Cool Cities Guide to Local Global
Warming Solutions is on line at www.sierraclub.org/globalwarming/coolcities/
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