Green Community Strategies

Washington, DC (October 22, 2008)- Environmental sustainability and climate change issues are consuming the nation’s attention. As of February 2008, nearly 800 mayors have pledged to “meet or beat” the Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas emission reduction target for the United States. Local leaders of cities and regions are adopting a wide array of green community strategies such as: “green” municipal operations and construction standards, alternative forms of transportation, and “energy smart” growth. This session talks about these and other innovative implementation strategies.

Speakers include:
Lee R. Epstein, Director, Lands Program, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Nancy McKeever, Sustainable Energy Program Manager, California Energy Commission
Phillip Rodbell, Program Manager for Urban and Community Forestry in the U.S. Forest Service
Related Resources:
Lee Epstein Presentation
Nancy McKeever Presentation
Phillip Rodbell Presentation
Listen to the Green Community Strategies Session