News Release - Mayor Warren Joins Climate Mayors

City of Rochester

News Release

(Monday, June 5, 2017) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren announced today that she has joined the Mayors National Climate Change Agenda, a coalition of U.S. mayors who have vowed to work together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and support federal policies that combat climate change and protect the environment.

“President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accords was reckless and short-sighted,” Mayor Warren said. “Future generations deserve to inherit a healthy planet, therefore I am proud to join with mayors from across the country to support this agenda. As Mayor, I am committed to reducing our city’s carbon footprint and protecting the environment.”

Mayor Warren also signed on to an open letter to President Trump regarding the roll back of U.S. Climate Actions.

“Climate change is both the greatest single threat we face, and our greatest economic opportunity for our nation,” the letter states. “That is why we affirm our cities’ commitments to taking every action possible to achieve the principles and goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and to engage states, businesses and other sectors to join us…We urge you to change course, and to join us. In the meantime, America’s cities will continue to lead the way in moving forward in protecting our residents from the disastrous effects of climate change, and creating a thriving 21st century economy.”
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Mayor Warren has instituted many green initiatives in the City of Rochester, including:

o A Community Climate Action Plan, in conjunction with the State of New York; o Current construction of a solar field on the site of the former Emerson Street Landfill; o Ride-sharing and bike-sharing programs that will reduce the city’s carbon footprint; o Installation of LED lighting at City facilities and street lights; o Installation of electric-vehicle charging stations across the city; o Installation of solar panels at City facilities, including the Public Market; o Expansion of green infrastructure, including a green roof and green parking lot at City Hall; o Expansion of the City’s green-vehicle fleet; o Launch of a mixed recycling program.

For more on the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda:


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