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Featured Cool Cities

Florissant, MO

Mayor Lowery appointed a citizen EQC (Environmental Quality Commission) which has spearheaded a number of important actions to reduce city energy use and reduce citizen energy footprint.

San Jose, CA

The City of San Jose is cool because it signed and ratified the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement this past March, and in early June the City Council unanimously passed greenhouse gas reduction g

Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Takes the Next Step to Reduce Potent Greenhouse Gases! On Sept 21, 2009, the City of Ottawa finally launched its expanded Green Bin program, which will collect food scraps and other household

Surrey, BC

Surrey is already rather cool with over 500 parks, greenbelts and nature trails; a great recycling and waste management program; and ongoing awarness raising campaigns for the protection of our enviro

Austin, MN

Mayor Stiehm signed the Climate Protection Agreement on 9/17/07.

Brookfield, WI

Federal stimulus funds have helped Brookfield carry out energy efficient projects. The City of Brookfield adopted its first generation Sustainability Plan in 2008. Although the City Sustainability P

Detroit, MI

The US Mayors Climate Agreement has been signed. We are kicking off the Cool Cities campaign in Detroit to reduce the energy impact of the city. Please contact us to find out more!

Fond du Lac, WI

Federal stimulus funds have enabled the city of Fond du Lac to carry out energy efficiency projects. The City's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy is rooted in the State of Wisconsin's Plan

Green Bay, WI

The City of Green Bay is receiving $1,003,000 in funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. Projects to be funded include: developing an energy efficiency and conservat

Janesville, WI

Federal stimulus funds have helped Janesville carry out these energy effiency projects: Residential energy audits; basic energy improvements; "Green Action" planning initiative to create more sustaina

News & Announcements

NEW Early Implementation Solutions!

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Counties are stepping up to stop global warming.

Learn more about Cool Counties here.

The Blue-Green Alliance, the partnership of the Sierra Club and the United Steelworkers, has commissioned a series of new reports highlighting the economic opportunities that could come from a serious investment in renewable energy.

Job creation potential of renewable energy

Alameda County wants California to be the first 100% Cool County State.

Read more about Alameda County's Cool Challenge to all counties in CA

Taking city planning to the next level - A new California bill aims to have city planning incorporate land use and regional planning strategies that reduce global warming.

Read about how California is using land use and regional planning to tackle Global Warming

What are other cities doing and how do they get it done? Find out here on the www.seattle.gov website.

Climate Action Plans: What cities are doing about the climate crisis

Click below to find out everything you need to know about the US Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement! What is it, who has signed it, sample plans, and more.

US Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement

Students across the country are changing their campuses- and the country.

Student Sierra Club- The Climate Campaign