Concerned about global warming and the effects of green house gas (carbon dioxide) emissions on our atmosphere? Want to get involved with the local community and be on the cutting edge? Here's your chance!
It's been reported that the Obama administration's second highest priority (after fixing the economy) is to enact greenhouse-gas legislation (article in the Wall Street Journal 11/20/08, page B1). Here's an opportunity right here in your own community, right now!
The town of Essex, CT has voted to join an International Environmental Organization called ICLEI (Int'l Council for Local Environmental Initiatives). This group provides extensive resources and guidelines to assist towns (and businesses and residents) in measuring and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (mainly CO2) and air pollutants.
As a member of ICLEI, the town of Essex will receive computer software (to collect information and create an inventory database), special training, planning guides and extensive resources to assist the town in forming a "Climate Action Team".
In addition, ICLEI hopes to have a program (next year) that will allow towns to become "sustainable communities". The work done by the Climate Action Team will greatly assist the town in being one of the first in the area to meet this standard.
This is where YOU come in! The first step is to get a committee of residents together to administer the program - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! If interested, please contact the Essex Clean Energy Committee or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply comment on this blog entry. I'm sure that other communities are looking for volunteers to participate in this worthwhile movement. Get Involved!