All over Virginia, communities are taking action to help solve global warming. From hybrid vehicle fleets in Alexandria and Fairfax, to green buildings in Charlottesville, and schools powered with renewable energy in Virginia Beach, local governments are moving forward with innovative energy solutions that curb global warming, save taxpayer dollars, and create healthier cities.
So what is a Cool Community? These are cities that have made a commitment to curb global warming by signing the U.S. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement or the Cool Counties Resolution. Begun in 2005, the Cool Cities campaign empowers city residents and local leaders to join and encourage their cities to implement smart energy solutions to save money and build a cleaner, safer future.
Global warming requires action at every level. Cool Cities not only brings real solutions to local levels it also showcases solutions for others to model and builds leadership to ensure solutions are implemented at state levels and nation-wide. Hybrid cars, energy efficient buildings, and renewable energy are just a few of the many ways to make this real.