Posted: Nov 10, 2009 6:21 AM by Jamie Smith
Tuesday, at 11:00 a.m., a news conference, with Sierra Club in Fowler's Gerard Park, will celebrate Mayor Ray Ward's commitment to reduce the town's global warming pollution by putting into place local energy solutions which save taxpayer dollars and reduce energy use.
The Sierra Club praised Mayor Ward for signing on to the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, joining other mayors nationwide who are taking real action to re-energize their communities with proven innovative local energy solutions such as cleaner car fleets, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
"Mayor Ward and Fowler's City officials are to be commended for their leadership in curbing the city's global warming pollution," said Jenny Kedward, Chair of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club. "But if Fowler is going to be a "cool" city and meet its new pollution reduction goals by 2012, Fowler will need to expand existing energy and taxpayer-saving solutions to include making buildings more energy efficient and investing in renewable energy."
Today's news conference is part of the Sierra Club's national "Cool Cities" campaign to encourage cities to take action to solve global warming one city at a time.
The Sierra Club has released a new guide, "Cool Cities: Solving Global Warming One City at a Time." a resource for citizens and local officials who are ready to take action to reduce energy waste and heat-trapping global warming pollution. The guide is available online at sierraclub.org/coolcities.