Winston-Salem turning green

Last week, Winston-Salem took great strides in becoming Green. The City Council voted yes to a series of Cool City’s next steps: W-S will hold citizen focus groups; hire a sustainability manager; form a climate action committee; develop a green awards program; hold educational events; promote sustainable actions in the community; redefine sustainable land use policies; begin using alternate fuels; stabilize energy use by 2010; and will write an energy reduction plan by 2010. Check-out their newly released greenhouse gas inventory!

Also last week, Winston-Salem held its first city-wide ‘green’ fair. I had the pleasure of attending the first forum, Greening your Business. The speakers were really motivating! Especially intriguing were the presentations from Hanesbrands, Inc. and Proximity Hotel.

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