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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.


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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

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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

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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

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Austin, MN

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

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Beechwood, NJ

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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

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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! If you're intere

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Eau Claire, WI

Federal stimulus funds have helped the city of Eau Claire carry out energy efficiency projects. The City Council of Eau Claire approved a resolution in Nov. '08 which declared the City as an Energy I

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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

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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

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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

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