Durham Greenhouse Gases forum last night

The Herald-Sun has a good wrap up on last night's Durham Greenhouse Gas reduction public forum. Here's an excerpt:

The advisory board that Durham called upon to make this plan was made up of representatives from the city, the county, utility companies, the state Division of Air Quality, the sustainability coordinator at Duke University and environmental advocacy groups.

Some ideas to achieve the goals include increasing energy-efficient building techniques, encouraging mass transit, limiting urban sprawl, and promoting alternative vehicles and fuels, according to the local action plan.

Durham is also installing energy-efficient LED traffic lights and increasing the deployment of bike cops.

You can read the full story here.

Durham was one of our first Cool Cities in North Carolina. A key part of the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement is supposed to be public education, and it is great to see the community updating the public and soliciting their input at events like this. Hopefully this event won't be the last of its kind.

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