Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Local mayors step up to stem global climate change

Missouri mayors support Kyoto-type agreement:
Kansas City Mayor Kay Barnes, and University City Mayor Joseph Adams and Maplewood Mayor Mark Langston, both from St. Louis County, are the first to sign a Mayors Climate Protection Ageement in the State of Missouri. The initiative that encourages grassroots leadership in the fight against climate change is being promoted by the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, the Sierra Club, the St. Louis Community Air Project and the U.S. Green Building Council.
This agreement means making small changes that will have a big impact not only on the environment, but on the municipal bottom line. It's good to see grassroots action while the leaders dither.