Updated: 2:54 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2009 | Posted: 2:49 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Leaders Launch Citywide Campaign To Cut Global Warming
The Pittsburgh Climate Initiative launched a new citywide campaign, "The Black and Gold City Goes Green," on Tuesday.
According to the initiative, this marks the first-ever attempt by any city in the nation to run a citywide citizen action campaign to cut global warming.
Leaders from community groups, the business sector, local government and the higher education community were on hand to discuss how these groups will work together to reduce heat-trapping gases from global warming, with a significant measurable decrease expected by January 2010.
The community portion of the campaign includes a series of monthly actions, all with little or no cost, that family and individuals can take that will make a measurable reduction in the heat-trapping gases they produce.
Participants will be able to keep track of the environmental improvement they are making, and will also be able to see how the rest of the city is doing.