August 3, 2006
Despite the heat, Charlottesville has become a "Cool City." The city is being honored for it's work finding local solutions to global warming.
The Sierra Club and The Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice presented Mayor David Brown with the certificate.
Last month the city council voted to sign a climate protection agreement that aims to reduce some types of pollution over the next six years.
"Everyone has to be involved because basically it means we're all going to consume less energy. Fortunately that's in everyone's interest, because energy costs a lot these days," explained Mayor Brown.
"I think it has meaning to people who live here," said Sue Chase of the Sierra Club and The Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice. "They want to see this city do as much as it possibly can to make Charlottesville a green, cool city."
Charlottesville has joined 240 other cities striving to reduce pollution levels.