Friday, July 01, 2005

Portland Hits Major Local Climate Action Milestone – And Builds A Great City!

Gmail - NW Climate Connection - June 2005Portland, OR, June 8, 2005 – The Rose City is a shining example of how sustained investment in public transit, energy efficiency, recycling, and renewable energy makes for a healthier, better place to live – while dramatically reducing global warming pollution. After more than a decade of focused work to address climate change in Portland and Multnomah County, the Portland Office of Sustainable Development (OSD) announced that the City has reduced global warming pollution below 1990 levels - a key benchmark of the international Kyoto Protocol. On a per capita basis, emissions have fallen thirteen percent, an achievement likely unequalled in any other major U.S. city.

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