Winston-Salem press conference

Top: the TV cameras lined up to see the Foothills Group press conference honoring Winston-Salem as a Cool City.

Bottom: Councilman Dan Besse, Councilwoman Evelyn Terry, Foothills Chair Dave Pritchard, Councilwoman Molly Leight, Mayor Pro Tem Vivian Burke, Mayor Allen Joines, and Foothills Cool Cities Coordinator Elyse Jung pose with the Winston-Salem Cool Cities plaque.

The Foothills Group put on an outstanding event to honor Winston-Salem as a Cool City yesterday!

Nearly 50 people came out, including over half of the City Council- thank you to Mayor Allen Joines and Council members Dan Besse, Vivian Burke, Molly Leight, and Evelyn Terry for their presence.

It was a beautiful day downtown at Grace Court Park, and half a dozen media outlets showed up to cover the event. Check out this great story from News 14 Carolina.

While Winston-Salem's commitment was certainly worth a celebration, Councilwoman Leight made the very important point that our actions are more important than words. We look forward to educating citizens and public officials about the actions they can take to reach the goals in the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement over the coming months.

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