North Carolina

The North Carolina Sierra Club’s successful Cool Cities program works to get local governments across the state to take action in the fight against global warming.

Based on the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, cities and counties are committing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions levels 7% by 2012 from their 1990 levels. We hope that this will help reduce the negative impact caused by federal inaction on the critical issue of climate change.

The Cool Cities program is inherently local. While it commits cities to specific goals, it does not commit them to specific actions. That means that every individual community can come up with initiatives most appropriate to their size and location.

The many Cool Cities currently in North Carolina range from Oak City and its 362 residents to Raleigh, which has a population of over 350,000. As of October 2007 there are 31 Cool Cities in the state.

The North Carolina Sierra Club recently released a Best Practices Report to what the Cool Cities across the state are doing to reach their goals. You can read the report here.

To get the latest news check out Director Kara Craig's Blog. And to learn more about how you can get involved with Cool Cities, contact Kara at kara.craig@sierraclub.org

 
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North Carolina Cool Cities

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Asheville

Contact Name:Dave Erb
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Bald Head Island

Contact Name:Chris McCall
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BEAUFORT

Contact Name:Breta Stroud
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Bethania

Contact Name:Admin
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Black Mountain

Contact Name:Admin
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Boone

Contact Name:Chris Turner
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Brevard

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Burlington

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Canton

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Carrboro

Contact Name:Admin
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Cary

Contact Name:Ed Clayton
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Chapel Hill

Contact Name:Judith Ferster
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•  City Signs Agreement

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Charlotte

Contact Name:Erica Geppi
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Cherryville

Contact Name:Admin
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Chimney Rock

Contact Name:Steven Lian
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Clyde

Contact Name:Admin
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Concord

Contact Name:Admin
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Davidson

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Drexel

Contact Name:Steven Lian
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Durham

Contact Name:Robert Healy

Contact Name:james stivers
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Flat Rock

Contact Name:Admin
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Fletcher

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Franklin

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Gastonia

Contact Name:Admin
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•  City Signs Agreement

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Greensboro

Contact Name:Joel Landau
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Greenville

Contact Name:Art Langrish
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•  City Signs Agreement

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Highlands

Contact Name:Admin
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Hillsborough

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Indian Trail

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Kings Mountain

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Lewisville

Contact Name:Elyse Jung
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Lincolnton

Contact Name:Admin
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Morganton

Contact Name:Steven Lian
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New Bern

Contact Name:Robert Scull
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Raleigh

Contact Name:Marvin Woll
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Rocky Mount

Contact Name:Marghi Sowerwine
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Salisbury

Contact Name:Tom Jensen
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Surf City

Contact Name:Tom Jensen
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Wake Forest

Contact Name:Tom Jensen
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Wilmington

Contact Name:Desiree Horton
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Winston-Salem

Contact Name:Dave Pritchard

Contact Name:Elyse Jung
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Woodfin

Contact Name:Tom Jensen
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