Friday, May 2, 2008

Climate Protection Agreement Petition

Hey All... If you haven't seen it, there's a petition going around to get Mayor Adler and the rest of Eau Claire City Council to sign the Climate Protection Agreement. This is legislation already signed by a few big cities in Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Madison, La Crosse, and Waukesha to name a few. This is just one step to gaining nationwide attention to sustainable environmental practices and possibly leading up to the U.S. finally signing the Kyoto Protocol. Here are the actions that participating cities must take:

  1. Strive to meet or beat the Kyoto Protocol targets in their own communities, through actions ranging from anti-sprawl land-use policies to urban forest restoration projects to public information campaigns;
  2. Urge their state governments, and the federal government, to enact policies and programs to meet or beat the greenhouse gas emission reduction target suggested for the United States in the Kyoto Protocol -- 7% reduction from 1990 levels by 2012; and
  3. Urge the U.S. Congress to pass the bipartisan greenhouse gas reduction legislation, which would establish a national emission trading system.
Contact Kristin Haider for more information and sign the petition!

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