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Re: [greenyes] Join US Mayors Climate Protection

The good Doctor makes a important point here.

In addition to reducing car use
and encouraging energy efficency (sp) at home AND at work
Reducing, reusing and recycling of ALL materials
traditional fibers and containers,
organics (think of all that nasty methane)
along with furniture and mattresses, e-waste, home reno material etc.
plays a heck (in case there are children reading) of a role in mitigating climate change.

In addition, of course industry uses all that energy to produce the stuff in the first place.

Futher down stream
the energy producers spit out their share GHG's
making the power to supply the industries
to make the stuff for us
which we just pitch out.

There are lots of problems in the world
and I never try and rank improper waste mgt.

But Climate Change is mighty big one.
And responsible waste mgt can play a significant role!!

In closing might I suggest that at Zero Waste in NYC we discuss
mechanism for getting individuals in front of City related Committees
Public Works, Env., whathaveyou
getting resolutions passed which tie Z/W to Climate Change.

Respectfully and with thanks for your indulgence
Rod Muir
Waste Diversion Canada
Waste Diversion Campaigner
Sierra Club of Canada
----- Original Message -----
From: Jenny Bagby
To: greenyes@no.address
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 10:39 AM
Subject: [greenyes] Join US Mayors Climate Protection

Do you think your City or Mayor might be interested in this?? Read on and encourage your city to join in if you are so inclined!
Seattle is getting a fair bit of the future reduction in green house gases from it's new agressive recycling programs/bans. We used the EPA WARM model to assist in the calculations.
Jenny Bagby
City of Seattle

On February 16, the day the Kyoto Protocol became binding for the 141 nations that have signed it, Seattle Mayor Nickels announced a nation wide campaign of mayors who, through the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, are calling for greater national and state leadership to reduce global warming pollution in the US and who are striving to meet or exceed Kyoto Protocol targets in their own cities. Eight other mayors of cities big and small joined his call for action.

Mayors who sign the agreement are:
- Urging the federal and state governments to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strive to meet the Kyoto protocol targets (for the US, it was 7% below 1990 levels by 2012)
- Urging Congress to pass the Climate Stewardship Act;
- Agreeing to strive to meet or exceed Kyoto protocol targets in their own communities.

The Agreement, in the form of a US Conference of Mayors Resolution, will be voted on at the USCM meeting in Chicago, June 10 - 14. To date, 54 Mayors have signed on - our goal is 141 Mayors before early May. You can go to to see if your mayor is one of these leaders. If not, please encourage your Mayor to sign on. The full text of the Agreement is available on the Web site, too. Contact Kim.drury@no.address for more information.

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