Sierra Club Cool Cities Climate Activist Workshop in Menlo Park on Mar. 14- Save the Date!
- ----- Forwarded by Asha Agrawal/SJSU on 02/12/2009 01:40 PM -----
Help create the next major wave of climate protection action in the
Silicon Valley Region by attending our next climate activist workshop on
March 14. The Cool Cities Campaign continues to ramp up its work with
cities and counties in our region by advocating for climate-friendly
development and building policies. Take the next step by joining us on
We are partnering with Greenbelt Alliance, Planning and Conservation
League, and others to offer this training on specific principles and
language which can be included in city and county general plan updates so
that greenhouse gas emission impacts are assessed and mitigated. This
training will also review model green building ordinances and how to be an
effective advocate for such policies. Please be part of this next major
training event for local climate activists.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2009, 9:00am - 12:00pm (doors open at 8:30am)
Where: Menlo Park City Council Chambers
Title: "Building Climate-Friendly Communities: General Plans & Green
Click here to RSVP >>
General plans and green building policies have a huge impact on how much
we drive and how much energy our buildings use. Together, these two
factors add up to 70% of our carbon dioxide emissions. There is a better
way. By designing communities so people can walk, bike, or ride transit
rather than drive, and by requiring energy efficiency and clean renewable
power in new homes and office buildings from the start, we can not only
reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also reduce commute times and stress
and create healthier neighborhoods.
Please join us at next month's Building Climate-Friendly Communities
workshop to learn specifics that you can use to incorporate sustainability
into your city's general planning process and help implement green
building regulations in Palo Alto. This is also a great chance to connect
with other climate activists from around the South-Bay area.
Click here to RSVP >>
I hope you can join us on March 14 to help take the next major step toward
reducing the carbon footprint of our region. Thanks for everything you're
doing to help build a climate-friendly South-Bay and Silicon Valley
Margie and the rest of the Cool Cities Core Team (Gary, Chris, Anne, and
P.S. We're also looking for volunteers to help with logistics on the day
of or a few days before the Building Climate-Friendly Communities event.
If you're interested, please contact Julio at
Julio.magalhaes@... or 650-390-8441.
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