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CLIMATE PACT EMISSION LEVELS
Global Warming Task Force members,
Gene Hyde and June Coppinger got a warm reception
from Mayor Ron Littlefield during their visit urging
Chattanooga to join up with other U.S. cities in working on
climate change issues. That day, Mayor Littlefield signed. Since
then, group member Gene Hyde has been working closely with the
mayor on bringing Chattanooga into compliance with features of the
pact aimed at curbing pollution
Chattanooga Times-Free Press,
September 21, 2006
agreement signed by Mayor Ron Littlefield calls for Chattanooga to
reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Chattanooga has joined 275 cities
across the country in pledging to reduce carbon dioxide pollution with
Mayor Ron Littlefield’s signing of the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection
The pact commits city
governments to bringing their carbon dioxide emissions to 7 percent
below 1990 levels by 2012. City forester Gene Hyde said Chattanooga
would begin an "emissions inventory" to identify major government carbon
dioxide sources. Mr. Hyde said the city has taken several steps to
reduce carbon dioxide emissions, including the use of electric buses and
the replacement of incandescent light bulbs with LED lights in traffic
signals. In addition, since 1990 the city has added at least 5,000
trees, which absorb carbon dioxide, he said. "It could very well be
we’ve already reached that (7 percent below 1990 levels) and need no
Mr. Hyde said. The
climate agreement was initiated by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels in
February 2005 and is endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The
Chattanooga Tree Commission in August urged Mr. Littlefield to sign the
"I have always been a strong supporter of the environment,
especially air pollution control," Mr. Littlefield said in a statement.
"This Climate Protection Agreement moves us one step further by
providing cleaner air for everyone in our region and in the entire
Special Thanks to Gene
Hyde & June Coppinger on their excellent presentation to the
Interfaith Power & Light Global Warming Task Force regular
Every 2nd Thursday
of the month.
Next meeting is Thursday, Aug.
9, at 7 pm.
1101 McCallie Ave. From downtown,
take MLK Blvd. to Holtzclaw Street; turn left onto Holtzclaw; go
to next light,
which is McCallie Avenue, and make a left. Warner Park is on the
Follow signs to the zoo.
For more info,
of the month.
Next meetings are tentatively Tuesday,
July 24th & Aug. 27th at 6 pm.
Chattanooga CHOO CHOO.
For more info,
for local & national
media events on Global Warming
in the near
Slide Show LIVE of
"An Inconvenient Truth"
Schedule a Special Presentation
by Chattanooga Interfaith
Power & Light Global Warming Task Force, Baylor School's
or TVA's Tiffany Gibby
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Global Warming Task Force Event:
"Party For the
Planet" at Chattanooga Zoo
We Celebrated Earth Day with
Spider-Man and Polar Bear Man!
April 22, 2007 -- Earth
Kids learned about our environment with fun
activities including a special surprise visit with the real Spiderman from Marvel Comics and
our very own Roger Davis aka "Polar Bear Man!"
Particpating organizations included:
Sonic, Capital Toyota, Chattanooga Interfaith
Power & Light Global Warming Task Force, TN Aquarium, Crabtree
Farms, and Big Frog Mountain.
We created awareness
to SAVE Drowning Polar
Bears (on edge of
extinction due to melting ice habitat) at our Interfaith Power &
Light Global Warming Task Force DUNKING BOOTH!
DUNKING PICTURES SOON!
PAST EVENTS PAGE
-- link to just a few of our past events.
TO PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS:
Chattanooga InterFaith Power & Light- Global Warming
has formed to address global climate change issues in our region
from a religious perspective. We believe it is a moral imperative
for people to be responsible stewards of creation. We believe that
there are solutions and that we can make a positive difference.
Since our formation in the summer of 2006, we have sponsored a
showing of “An Inconvenient Truth” as well as a public
presentation by Reverend Sally Bingham, the Episcopal priest
who founded the national Interfaith Power & Light and The
Regeneration Project. We have supported the Chattanooga mayor’s
signing on to the U.S. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement,
assisted with the effort to save curbside recycling, and established
a spin off group addressing ways for Chattanooga to become an
innovative future energy hub. You are invited to provide your
talents, wisdom and enthusiasm for this vital work. Join us on the second Thursday of every month at the
zoo. Bring a snack and come to socialize at 6:30 p.m. We begin the
meeting at 7 p.m.
Special Thanks to Sandy Kurtz for her
ongoing support of our earth, and amazing leadership
Power & Light
Global Warming Task Force
We are a non-profit initiative that helps
congregations work for a healthier creation by reducing human actions that
contribute to global warming. Join today and help us work for a better
"What is Creation Care?"
"How can I be a
"How can I get my congregation involved?"
TN InterFaith Power & Light can set up
programs that will help answer these important questions.
more information, contact
Mission Statement -
Tennessee Interfaith Power &
Light seeks to involve congregations of faith as Stewards of
God's Creation by promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency,
renewable energy, and related sustainable life practices.
Every mainstream religion has a mandate to care
We were given natural resources to sustain us, but we were also
given the responsibility
to act as good stewards
and preserve life for future generations."
Rev. Sally Bingham
(founder of IPL and The Regeneration Project)
Special Thanks to Sally Bingham for national leadership creating
InterFaith Power & Light
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faith community has led every major movement in the US.
No institution is more suited to preach clean air, water, and land
than the institution that professes a love of God
and God's creation.
--Reverend Sally Bingham
(founder of IPL & TRP)