“Mayors have single-handedly taken action on climate protection efforts and in many cases, creatively launched local energy efficiency programs to help reduce our carbon footprint in American cities.” – Tom Cochran, CEO & Executive Director, U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayors are on the front lines of impacting human behavior – from their work on recycling to public health initiatives, they are changing human behavior every day. This is one of many reasons why 1,066 mayors continue to join The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, vowing to reduce carbon emissions in their cities below 1990 levels, in line with the Kyoto Protocol. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was the founder of this movement.

Under the leadership of The Conference, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program was conceived, making it possible for the first time in U.S. history, for cities, counties and states to receive grants specifically to fund energy-efficiency projects. This program was a top priority of the Mayors’ 10-Point Plan and the Mayors’ MainStreet Recovery Program. The Obama Administration earlier this year, acted to distribute $2.8 billion for EECBG, included in the Recovery Package (ARRA), which will benefit hundreds of U.S. cities. Mayors are on the front lines of impacting human behavior – from their work on recycling to public health initiatives, they are changing human behavior every day. This is one of many reasons why 1,066 mayors continue to join The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, vowing to reduce carbon emissions in their cities below 1990 levels, in line with the Kyoto Protocol. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was the founder of this movement. Select here to see a listing of all of the U.S. cities where mayors have signed onto to the Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement.

Mayors Climate Protection Agreement

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Alabama

Auburn
Bessemer
Huntsville
Opelika
Selma
Troy
Tuscaloosa

Alaska

Anchorage
Juneau
North Pole
Shishmaref
Sitka

Arizona

Apache Junction
Bisbee
Buckeye
Bullhead City
Flagstaff
Gilbert
Goodyear
Mesa
Oro Valley
Peoria
Phoenix
Tucson
Winslow

Arkansas

Eureka Springs
Fayetteville
Fort Smith
Little Rock
North Little Rock

California

Alameda
Albany
Aliso Viejo
Arcata
Atascadero
Atherton
Avalon
Beaverton
Benicia
Berkeley
Beverly Hills
Burbank
Burlingame
Calabasas
Calistoga
Campbell
Capitola
Carson
Chico
Chino
Chula Vista
Citrus Heights
Claremont
Cloverdale
Colma
Concord
Cotati
Culver City
Cupertino
Danville
Del Mar
Dublin
El Cajon
El Cerrito
Elk Grove
Fairfax
Fairfield
Fremont
Galt
Gilroy
Glendora
Hayward
Healdsburg
Hemet
Hermosa Beach
Hillsborough
Huntington Beach
Imperial Beach
Irvine
La Mesa
Lafayette
Laguna Beach
Laguna Hills
Laguna Woods
Lakewood
Lemoore
Long Beach
Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Los Angeles
Los Gatos
Malibu
Mammoth Lakes
Manhattan Beach
Marina
Menlo Park
Mill Valley
Millbrae
Monterey Park
Monterey
Moorpark
Moraga
Morgan Hill
Morro Bay
Mountain View
Napa
Newark
Novato
Oakland
Pacific Grove
Pacifica
Palm Springs
Palo Alto
Paradise
Pasadena
Petaluma
Pleasanton
Portola Valley
Rancho Palos Verdes
Redlands
Redondo Beach
Redwood City
Rialto
Richmond
Riverside
Rohnert Park
Rolling Hills Estates
Sacramento
Salinas
San Bernardino
San Bruno
San Buenaventura
San Diego
San Fernando
San Francisco
San Gabriel
San Jose
San Leandro
San Luis Obispo
San Mateo
San Rafael
Santa Ana
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz
Santa Monica
Santa Rosa
Saratoga
Sausalito
Sebastopol
Sierra Madre
Signal Hill
Solana Beach
Sonoma
South San Francisco
Stockton
Sunnyvale
Thousand Oaks
Torrance
Tulare
Vallejo
Visalia
Vista
West Hollywood
West Sacramento
Whittier
Windsor
Winters
Yountville
Yucaipa

Colorado

Aspen
Basalt
Boulder
Carbondale
Crested Butte
Denver
Dillon
Durango
Frisco
Glenwood Springs
Gunnison
Ignacio
Nederland
New Castle
Pagosa Springs
Telluride
Westminster

Connecticut

Bloomfield
Bridgeport
East Hartford
Easton
Fairfield
Hamden
Hartford
Ledyard
Mansfield
Meriden
Middletown
Milford
New Haven
New London
Newtown
Norwich
Ridgefield
Stamford
Stratford
West Hartford
Willimantic

Delaware

Dover
Newark
Wilmington

District of Columbia

Washington

Florida

Atlantic Beach
Aventura
Bonita Springs
Cape Coral
Clearwater
Coconut Creek
Cooper City
Coral Gables
Coral Springs
Cutler Bay
Dania Beach
Davie
Deerfield Beach
Delray Beach
Doral
Edgewater
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Myers
Fort Pierce
Gainesville
Greenacres
Gulfport
Hallandale Beach
Hialeah
Holly Hill
Hollywood
Hypoluxo
Jacksonville
Key Biscayne
Key West
Lake Worth
Lakeland
Largo
Lauderdale Lakes
Lauderhill
Layton
Leesburg
Margate
Melbourne
Miami
Miami Beach
Miami Gardens
Miami Lakes
Miramar
Naples
New Smyrna Beach
North Miami
North Miami Beach
Oakland Park
Orlando
Palm Bay
Palm Beach
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach Shores
Palmetto Bay
Parkland
Pembroke Park
Pembroke Pines
Pinecrest
Plantation
Pompano Beach
Port St. Lucie
Sarasota
South Bay
South Miami
St. Augustine Beach
Sunny Isles Beach
Sunrise
Sweetwater
Tallahassee
Tamarac
Tampa
Tarpon Springs
Treasure Island
Vero Beach
West Palm Beach
West Park
Wilton Manors

Georgia

Alpharetta
Athens
Atlanta
Augusta
Decatur
East Point
Macon
Roswell
Savannah
Tybee Island

Hawaii

Hilo
Honolulu
Kauai
Maui

Idaho

Bellevue
Boise
Hailey
Idaho Falls
Pocatello
Sandpoint
Sun Valley

Illinois

Algonquin
Alton
Aurora
Belleville
Berwyn
Blue Island
Bolingbrook
Carbondale
Carol Stream
Champaign
Chicago
Collinsville
Deerfield
Des Plaines
East Peoria
Edwardsville
Elgin
Elmhurst
Evanston
Glen Carbon
Hazel Crest
Highland Park
Hoffman Estates
Homewood
Joliet
Lake Forest
Lake in the Hills
Lombard
Manhattan
Minooka
Moline
Normal
Northbrook
Oak Lane
Oak Park
Orland Park
Oswego
Palatine
Park Forest
Parkridge
Pecatonica
Peru
Plainfield
Rock Falls
Rock Island
Rolling Meadows
Schaumburg
South Roxana
Spring Valley
Springfield
Urbana
Villa Park
Warrenville
Waukegan
Westmont
Wilmette

Indiana

Bloomington
Carmel
Columbus
Evansville
Fort Wayne
Garrett
Gary
Greencastle
Indianapolis
Jeffersonville
Michigan City
New Albany
Richmond
South Bend
Valparaiso
Whiting

Iowa

Altoona
Ames
Audubon
Aurelia
Bellevue
Carlisle
Cedar Falls
Cedar Rapids
Charles City
Clive
Coralville
Crystal Lake
Davenport
Decorah
Des Moines
Dubuque
Fairbank
Fairfield
Grafton
Hiawatha
Iowa City
Lawler
Lawton
Neola
Rake
Sageville
Shenandoah
Sioux City
Spirit Lake
Steamboat Rock
Wapello
West Des Moines
Windsor Heights
Woolstock

Kansas

Fairway
Kansas City
Lansing
Lawrence
Merriam
Mission
Prairie Village
Roeland Park
Shawnee
Topeka
Westwood
Westwood Hills

Kentucky

Bowling Green
Frankfort
Lexington
Louisville
Owensboro
Prospect
Villa Hills

Louisiana

Alexandria
Baton Rouge
Grand Coteau
New Orleans

Maine

Belfast
Biddeford
Bowdoinham
Cape Elizabeth
Cranberry Isles
Falmouth
Kennebunk
Kennebunkport
Lewiston
Montville
Portland
Saco
South Portland
Waterville
Yarmouth

Maryland

Annapolis
Baltimore
Brunswick
Chestertown
Chevy Chase
Edmonston
Gaithersburg
Kensington
Laurel
Rockville
Salisbury
Sykesville
Takoma Park

Massachusetts

Acton
Amesbury
Beverly
Boston
Brockton
Cambridge
Chelmsford
Fitchburg
Gloucester
Greenfield
Hopkinton
Hull
Lawrence
Leominster
Lowell
Malden
Marlborough
Medford
Melrose
New Bedford
Newburyport
Newton
Northampton
Pittsfield
Provincetown
Salem
Somerville
Springfield
Sudbury
Truro
Weymouth
Worcester

Michigan

Ann Arbor
Battle Creek
Berkley
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
East Lansing
Ferndale
Flint
Grand Rapids
Holland
Kalamazoo
Lansing
Marquette
Meridian
Muskegon
Pittsfield Charter
Portage
Royal Oak
Saline
Southfield
Southgate
Sturgis
Suttons Bay
Taylor
Traverse City
Warren
Waterford
West Bloomfield
Westland
Ypsilanti

Minnesota

Apple Valley
Aurora
Austin
Bemidji
Brooklyn Center
Buhl
Burnsville
Chisholm
Crystal
Duluth
Eagan
Eden Prairie
Edina
Falcon Heights
Golden Valley
Hibbing
Hutchinson
International Falls
Inver Grove Heights
Lake City
Mahtomedi
Mankato
Maplewood
Milan
Minneapolis
Minnetonka
Mount Iron
Nevis
Oak Park Heights
Park Rapids
Red Wing
Rochester
Rosemount
Roseville
Saint Paul
Sauk Rapids
St. Cloud
Sunfish Lake
Tower
Turtle River
Virginia
Waseca
White Bear Lake
Winona
Woodbury

Mississippi

Arcola
Hattiesburg
Jackson
Meridian
Metcalfe
Port Gibson
Tupelo

Missouri

Clayton
Columbia
Creve Coeur
Florissant
Gladstone
Houston Lake
Kansas City
Kirkwood
Lake Saint Louis
Liberty
Maplewood
North Kansas
Overland
Parkville
Pleasant Valley
Raytown
Richmond Heights
Riverside
St. Louis
St. Peters
Sunset Hills
University City

Montana

Billings
Bozeman
Helena
Missoula
Red Lodge

Nebraska

Bellevue
Lincoln
Omaha

Nevada

Henderson
Las Vegas
Mesquite
Reno
Sparks

New Hampshire

Concord
Dover
Hanover
Keene
Lebanon
Manchester
Nashua
Portsmouth
Rochester

New Jersey

Alexandria
Asbury Park
Atlantic City
Atlantic Highlands
Bay Head
Bayonne
Bayville
Beachwood
Berkeley
Bloomfield
Bordentown
Bradley Beach
Brick
Budd Lake
Buena Vista
Caldwell
Cape May
Cherry Hill
Cliffside Park
Closter
Cranbury
Cranford
Demarest
Denville
East Orange
Elizabeth
Elk
Englewood
Ewing
Fair Lawn
Frelinghuysen
Galloway
Greenwich
Haledon
Hamburg
Hamilton
Hanover
Haworth
Highland Park
Hightstown
Holmdel
Hope
Hopewell
Irvington
Island Heights
Jersey City
Kearny
Lake Como
Lambertville
Leonia
Linden
Linwood
Long Beach
Long Branch
Long Hill
Longport
Manahawkin
Manchester
Mantua
Maple Shade
Margate City
Marlton
Middletown
Millburn
Montclair
Neptune
New Egypt
Newark
Northvale
Nutley
Ocean
Ocean City
Ocean Gate
Parsippany-Troy Hills
Pennington
Pine Beach
Pine Hill
Piscataway
Pittsgrove
Plainfield
Point Pleasant
Point Pleasant Beach
Princeton
Red Bank
Ridgewood
Ringwood
Riverside
Robbinsville
Rockaway
Runnemede
Saddle Brook
Somerset
Somerville
South Brunswick
Summit
Teaneck
Tenafly
Toms River
Trenton
Union
Vineland
Washington Township
West Caldwell
West Milford
West Orange
West Windsor
Westfield

New Mexico

Alamogordo
Albuquerque
Capitan
Las Cruces
Peralta
Rio Rancho
Ruidoso
Santa Fe
Silver City
Taos

New York

Albany
Babylon
Binghamton
Brighton
Brookhaven
Buffalo
Canandaigua
Cortland Manor
Croton on Hudson
Dobbs Ferry
Glen Cove
Glenn Falls
Greenburgh
Hempstead
Hornell
Hudson
Irondequoit
Irvington
Ithaca
Lake Placid
Montebello
Mount Kisco
Mount Vernon
New Rochelle
New York
Niagara Falls
Nyack
Oneonta
Orangetown
Ossining
Piermont
Quogue
Rochester
Rockville Centre
Saranac Lake
Saratoga Springs
Schenectady
Southampton Village
Southold
Syracuse
Tarrytown
Upper Nyack
Utica
Warwick
Watervliet
White Plains
Williamsville
Yonkers

North Carolina

Asheville
Bald Head
Beaufort
Bethania
Black Mountain
Boone
Brevard
Burlington
Carrboro
Cary
Chapel Hill
Charlotte
Cherryville
Chimney Rock
Clyde
Concord
Davidson
Dunn
Durham
Flat Rock
Gastonia
Greensboro
Greenville
Highlands
Indian Trail
Kings Mountain
Kinston
Lewisville
Lincolnton
New Bern
Oak City
Pilot Mountain
Pleasant Garden
Raleigh
Rocky Mount
Salisbury
Snow Hill
Surf City
Tryon
Wake Forest
Waynesville
Wilmington
Winston-Salem

North Dakota

Fargo
Grand Forks

Northern Marianas

Saipan

Ohio

Akron
Alliance
Athens
Bowling Green
Brooklyn
Canton
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Cleveland Heights
Columbus
Dayton
East Palestine
Garfield Heights
Kent
Kettering
Lorain
Lima
Marshallville
Massillon
North Olmsted
Orrville
Parma
Rittman
Somerset
South Euclid
Stow
Toledo
Walton Hills
Warren
West Salem
Westlake
Willoughby Hills
Youngstown
Zanesville

Oklahoma

Norman
Shawnee

Oregon

Albany
Ashland
Beaverton
Bend
Corvallis
Eugene
Forest Grove
Gladstone
Gresham
Hillsboro
Lake Oswego
Lincoln City
Milwaukie
Oregon City
Portland
Vernonia

Pennsylvania

Allentown
Bethlehem
Braddock
Dunmore
Easton
Erie
Forest Hills
Harrisburg
Kutztown
Lancaster
Leechburg
Lower Makefield
Marple
Millbourne
Narberth
Newtown
Oxford
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Reading
Scranton
Towanda
Whitehall
Wilkes-Barre
York

Puerto Rico

Aguadilla
Aibonito
Barranquitas
Caguas
Camuy
Carolina
Cayey
Cidra
Comerio
Guayanilla
Guaynabo
Hormigueros
Humacao
Isabela
Jayuya
Juncos
Las Marías
Moca
San Juan
Utuado
Vega Baja
Yauco

Rhode Island

Pawtucket
Portsmouth
Providence
Warwick

South Carolina

Charleston
Clemson
Columbia
Greenville
Greenwood
Lexington
Rock Hill
Sumter

South Dakota

Huron
Spearfish City

Tennessee

Chattanooga
Cookeville
Crossville
Franklin
Manchester
Memphis
Nashville
Signal Mountain

Texas

Addison
Arlington
Austin
Carrollton
College Station
Coppell
Corsicana
Dallas
Denton
Edinburg
El Paso
Euless
Fairview
Fort Worth
Frisco
Garland
Hurst
Hutto
Laguna Vista
Laredo
McKinney
Mount Vernon
Plano
Port Isabel
Richardson
San Antonio
Shavano Park
South Padre Island
Sugar Land
Texarkana
Westlake

Utah

Moab
Park City
Salt Lake City
South Salt Lake

Vermont

Burlington
Montpelier

Virginia

Alexandria
Blacksburg
Charlottesville
Covington
Fredericksburg
Newport News
Norfolk
Portsmouth
Richmond
Salem
Virginia Beach
Williamsburg

Washington

Auburn
Bainbridge Island
Battle Ground
Bellevue
Bellingham
Bremerton
Burien
Camas
Carnation
Clyde Hill
Coupeville
Edmonds
Everett
Ferndale
Issaquah
Kirkland
Lacey
Lake Forest Park
Lynnwood
Olympia
Pacific
Redmond
Renton
Sammamish
Seattle
Shoreline
Snoqualmie
Spokane
Tacoma
Tukwila
Tumwater
Vancouver
Washougal
Yarrow Point

West Virginia

Fayetteville
Morgantown
Oak Hill
Shepherdstown

Wisconsin

Ashland
Bayfield
Evansville
Fitchburg
Greenfield
Kenosha
La Crosse
Madison
Menomonie
Milwaukee
New Berlin
Oshkosh
Racine
River Falls
Stevens Point
Superior
Washburn
Waukesha
Wauwatosa
West Allis

Wyoming

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Scientific evidence and consensus continues to strengthen the idea that climate disruption is an urgent threat to the environmental and economic health of our communities. Many cities, in this country and abroad, already have strong local policies and programs in place to reduce global warming pollution, but more action is needed at the local, state, and federal levels to meet the challenge. On February 16, 2005 the Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement to address climate disruption, became law for the 141 countries that have ratified it to date. On that day, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels launched this initiative to advance the goals of the Kyoto Protocol through leadership and action by at least 141 American cities.

By the 2005 U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in June, 141 mayors had signed the Agreement – the same number of nations that ratified the Kyoto Protocol. In May of 2007, Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor became the 500th mayor to sign on.

Under the Agreement, participating cities commit to take following three actions:

  • Strive to meet or beat the Kyoto Protocol targets in their own communities, through actions ranging from anti-sprawl land-use policies to urban forest restoration projects to public information campaigns;
  • Urge their state governments, and the federal government, to enact policies and programs to meet or beat the greenhouse gas emission reduction target suggested for the United States in the Kyoto Protocol — 7% reduction from 1990 levels by 2012; and
  • Urge the U.S. Congress to pass the bipartisan greenhouse gas reduction legislation, which would establish a national emission trading system

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Benjamin, Brainard, and Biskupski Tout Climate Actions, Want Renewed Funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) 

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Benjamin, Brainard, and Biskupski Tout Climate Actions, Want Renewed Funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) 

April 9, 2019|Comments Off on Benjamin, Brainard, and Biskupski Tout Climate Actions, Want Renewed Funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) 

Conference President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski Conference President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, joined by Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, discussed