Vaughan Adds Greensboro To National Climate Change Group

Vaughan Adds Greensboro To National Climate Change Group

4:31pm Jun 02, 2017

Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan has announced she’s joining a national group of city leaders aimed at fighting climate change.

The decision comes one day after President Donald Trump announced he would pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Vaughan isn’t the first North Carolina official to join the Mayor’s National Climate Action Agenda. In fact, leaders in Asheville, Durham, Charlotte and Winston-Salem are also involved.

All together, there are nearly 100 member mayors nationwide.

The organization aims to combat climate change by connecting cities that are working on sustainability issues. It also advocates for environmentally-friendly policymaking at higher levels of government.

In a statement, Vaughan made clear she believes it’s more important than ever to be fighting climate change.

“I am eager to join so that Greensboro can work together with other cities throughout the country to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policymaking,” Vaughan said.

She also touted some of Greensboro’s current and upcoming sustainability initiatives, including electric buses, LED street lights, and expanding the city’s recycling program.

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