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Friday
Nov062009

Des Plaines is Cool! 

Des Plaines has joined 1,000 cities to fight global warming. Des Plaines has joined over 1,000 cities nationwide in signing the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement.  Mayor Moylan is committed to reducing our community's emissions through improved energy efficiency and environmental practices.  By signing the agreement, Des Plaines became one of the Sierra Club's "Cool Cities."  Learn more about the Sierra Club's "Cool Cities" initiative HERE.

This month Des Plaines was awarded the federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), awarded for the completion of a city-wide emissions inventory and sustainability plan, LED (light emitting diode) retrofitting of traffic lights, alternative technology street lights, and Metra access improvements.

 

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