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"Cooling Trend" for Fairfax County Expected to Spread in VA

July 16, 2007


As of today, Fairfax County is one of the "coolest" in the country, signing on to the new "Cool Counties" campaign designed to help reduce global warming pollution, and lower county expenses.
Glen Besa is the Appalachian regional director for the Sierra Club. He says "Cool Counties" is an extension of the popular "Cool Cities" campaign, which has more than 300 cities signed on.

"We have some of the largest counties recognizing the need for immediate action on global warming. They also recognize the economic opportunities as we move to a smart energy economy."

Fairfax County gets credit for already having some energy efficiency 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 and are home to more than 17 million people.

Dave Hamilton with the Sierra Club Global Warming & Energy Program adds counties can pick up where city 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 - VA