The Green Festival flier from the Outdoor Chattanooga website reads:
Trees and the Urban Forest
Stormwater Best Management Practices
Green Building and LEED Practices
and much more . . .
Meet people and organizations who want to improve our environment and the way we live.
Bill Reynolds, the Chair of the Community Awareness and Participation Action Team and Dr. Anna George Chair of the Natural Resources Action Team talk about Chattanooga’s Climate Action Plan which evolved from a list of recommendations given during a well attended “citizen’s input session” in April of 2008.
In 2007, Mayor Ron Littlefield became the 235th Mayor to sign the Climate Protection Agreement. Since this time, over 1000 Mayors have signed on to Seattle Mayor Greg Nichol’s movement to “reduce carbon emissions in their cities below 1990 levels.”
Dr. George talks about the incredible diversity in the Southeast region and encourages people to snorkel the Conesaga River and view all of the colorful fish. She says that Chattanooga Creek is still on the impairment list after years of industrial pollution and is now one of the U.S. Superfund sites.
Bill Reynolds speaks about TVA’s Green Power Switch Program and the solar, wind and methane methods which TVA has employed to supply green power to our region.
If you would like to volunteer to work with any of the 13 Climate Action Teams, visit the Get Involved heading located at www. Chattanooga.gov or call 423-668-2262.
Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
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