Mayor signs Climate Protection Agreement

4/21/2008:

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Mayor Roberts signs U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement

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With the signing of the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement on April 16,2008, Mayor David Roberts pledges the City of Hoboken to create and implement a plan that will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the area by 2020 or earlier. About 800 other cities and towns around the country have also signed the agreement. In Hudson County, Bayonne, Jersey City and Kearney are participating.

Quality of Life Coalition members Joan Abel, J.D. Capuano and Helen Manogue are pictured with the mayor and council members. The QLC was influential in getting the agreement adopted. Gaining enrollment in Climate Protection Agreements by counties and municipalities is the goal of a Sierra Club program called COOL cities. In that effort the Club contacts local groups such as the QLC and asks them to introduce the Agreement and work for and follow up on its passage. The QLC is performing that function in Hoboken. It met with council members in February and the council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the pledge on March 5, 2008. The group was helped in its efforts by the support of Councilpersons Terry La Bruno, Beth Mason, Michael Russo and Dawn Zimmer.

The QLC has created a special committee to work on the implementation of the Climate Protection Agreement. It is known at the Committee for a Green Hoboken. The Green Committee will work closely with the city administration in obtaining an energy audit of municipal buildings and operations from which a CO2 reduction plan will be devised. Simultaneously, the committee will be soliciting local residents to participate in the Change-A-Light Program (change light bulbs from incandescent to fluorescent) and the state’s Clean Power Choice effort (homeowners opt for a preferred energy source such as solar, wind, etc. via PSE&G)

Mayor Roberts was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Sierra Club.

Members of the general public are invited to become part of this global improvement effort. Contact Helen Manogue at 201-963-3511, helenmanogue@optonline.net or write QLC, P.O. Box 1195, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

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16 Comments on "Mayor signs Climate Protection Agreement"


bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo
8 years 5 months ago

Fat Mike Russo is thinking, “Hmmmmm…..global warming. Those buffalo wings and chicks in Hooters were hot”.

The wheels are already turning on how he can launder any income from this deal down the road!

You can syphon alot of coin from the city by 2020 Fat Mike. Keep the gears moving, I don’t see any Federal Monkey Wrench anytime soon! 😈

angeloNhoboken
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angeloNhoboken
8 years 5 months ago
[quote comment=”79205″]The Shade Tree Commission should get busy replacing all of the trees missing from tree wells on First, Newark, Second, Madison, Monroe . . . It seems no one has a problem with cutting down a tree in this town and not replacing it. They may have planted 750 but how many have we lost that have not been replaced in that same amount of time? How about cutting out all of the gas-guzzling vehicles driven by the HFD, HPD, HPA, etc? Especially all of the unnecessary ones! Using hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles would make a huge impact. Can we hook Russo’s fat a$$ up to a treadmill to power City Hall? His heart will thank us – it’s a win-win![/quote] As someone who lives in this area, I can tell this, I’ve had mixed feelings about after seeing the comments (bradykp I do agree with some of your points) and in an ideal world, I’d wave the “magic stick” and throw a treadmill in the city with the city council on it and poof have all hybrid cars throughout the city and have trees and grass everywhere but lets be real folks. Many people with young families live in this town and have children so for all the critics that are hatin on the city . I know that for the homeowners this won’t help anyone’s property values, but regardless the property value in this town is not affected by the economy. We need some intelligent people in… Read more »
mcgato
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mcgato
8 years 5 months ago

Somebody was nice enough to plant a nice leafy tree right in front of a stop sign near the Starbucks in the Shipyard Plaza.

I’m actually not sure if the tree or the sign was there first. Either way it is idiotic.

Journey
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Journey
8 years 5 months ago

[quote comment=”79205″]The Shade Tree Commission should get busy replacing all of the trees missing from tree wells on First, Newark, Second, Madison, Monroe . . . It seems no one has a problem with cutting down a tree in this town and not replacing it. They may have planted 750 but how many have we lost that have not been replaced in that same amount of time?[/quote]

Of the empty pits near the hospital and parking garage in the 3rd Ward.

andynnj
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andynnj
8 years 5 months ago

The Shade Tree Commission should get busy replacing all of the trees missing from tree wells on First, Newark, Second, Madison, Monroe . . . It seems no one has a problem with cutting down a tree in this town and not replacing it. They may have planted 750 but how many have we lost that have not been replaced in that same amount of time?

How about cutting out all of the gas-guzzling vehicles driven by the HFD, HPD, HPA, etc? Especially all of the unnecessary ones! Using hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles would make a huge impact.

Can we hook Russo’s fat a$$ up to a treadmill to power City Hall? His heart will thank us – it’s a win-win!

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