The Mayor's Green City Action Accord “recognizes the need to pursue alternate forms of energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the importance of being an example to the community by making their own government operations more sustainable.” This agreement has been made with over 740 mayors across the entire country. Clearwater itself has been taking strides to be more environmentally-friendly. In 2007, Mayor Hibbard signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a pact that intends to “meet or beat specific environmental benchmarks, by using educational campaigns, adopting ‘Green Building’ policies and overall energy management.”
The improvement in the environmental quality of Clearwater will no doubt preserve and add to the city’s natural beauty. Not only will Clearwater be a great place to “live, work, and play,” it will also be a great place to breathe!
To find out what programs are in place as part of Clearwater “Going Green” and what you can do to help, visit www.myclearwater.com/green .