Missouri Sierra Club is organizing a series of Clean Energy Job tours across
the state of Missouri. In
July we completed a successful tour of CG Power Systems in Washington, which
manufactures transformers for wind and solar power. Soon we will have tours in
both central and western Missouri,
to show the myriad of enterprises which are creating the new clean energy
Click here for updates on Clean Energy job tours.
Conference of Mayors Agreement
At least 1024 mayors from
the 50 states, the District of Columbia and
Puerto Rico, representing a total population of over 88,499,854 citizens have
signed the US Mayors
Climate Protection Agreement so far. This is a resolution to meet the
global warming reduction targets of the Kyoto Protocol by 2012. The agreement
was that each city would meet or beat the target to reduce its GHG emissions 7%
below its 1990 levels by 2012.
In the spring of 2005, Seattle Mayor Greg Nichols was disappointed the United States wouldn't join the
rest of the world in agreeing to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. To show
support among local leaders, he resolved to get 141 mayors, the same number of
countries required to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, to
pledge to cut their carbon footprint. Needless to say, many more than 141
mayors joined this effort.
at least 21 cities made the pledge including St. Louis,
Kansas City, and Columbia. With leadership in city hall, we
can tackle global warming in all parts of our communities. But moving forward
is a community-wide effort.