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"Cooling Trend" - Alameda County First in CA to Sign On

July 16, 2007

As of today, Alameda County is one of the "coolest" in the country - signing on to the new "Cool Counties" campaign designed to help reduce global warming, and lower county expenses. Dave Hamilton with the Sierra Club Global Warming & Energy Program says "Cool Counties" is an extension of the popular "Cool Cities" campaign that has more than 300 cities signed on.

“Making the changes that are required to reduce emissions are also changes that make governments more efficient, make transportation fleets more efficient, and we spend less money on energy.”

Alameda County gets credit for already having energy efficiency and alternative fuel policies in place, and those ideas will be shared with other counties interested in becoming "cool." Some of the nation's largest counties are signing the pledge today, including King County, Washington, which includes Seattle; and Arlington County, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. area.

Hamilton adds that counties can pick up where cities boundaries end.

“There are issues and considerations that need to be addressed on a regional level that a city itself just can't take care of -- most notably, transportation.”

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - CA