Weblog von Live Earth
The most efficient way to reduce travel emissions to Makuhari Messe is to catch the bus or train, and we have outlined your mass transit options. Please book early to make sure that you get to the concert on time.
Michelle Wyman, International Climate Director for ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (and Executive Director of the organizationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s US office), blogs in to share how some municipal governments are implementing climate crisis solutions at the local level and how to get your city, town, county or village involved!
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In response to numerous requests for information and interviews about the greening of Live Earth across the globe, John Rego and David Pascal dialed in to the enviro-bloggger community to discuss what Live Earth is doing to implement green event guidelines and policies.
There are simple and effective ways to travel more sustainably to Live Earth. Why not put your best foot forward and walk or cycle? Or you could take public transport and catch a coach, train, the tube or a local bus. If you absolutely have to drive, be an eco-driver and use a fuel efficient car and travel with friends.
Live Earth Cities is a project we're undertaking with our partner ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability.
How can your city participate in Live Earth?
1. Pass a "Live Earth Day" resolution: download a sample resolution here, and let us know that it's been passed.
2. Host a "Friends of Live Earth" event in your city.
3. Implement some of the carbon reduction strategies and plans available at the "Live Earth Cities" page on the coolmayors.org site.
4. Click on the logo above to download and use on your municipal website to let the rest of the world know that your community is doing its part to combat the climate crisis.
What's the Cool Mayors program?
A Cool Mayor is about climate and leadership. A Cool Mayor is about a can-do attitude and a solutions-oriented approach. A Cool Mayor is prepared to take on a difficult issue piece by piece and bring the community along. A Cool Mayor acts Ã¢â‚¬â€œ to promote energy efficiency, pioneer renewable energy, recycle waste, plant trees, plan smart growth, reduce traffic congestion Ã¢â‚¬â€œ whatever it takes to bring about climate protection, piece by piece, solution by solution.Cool Mayors run small cities and large cities. They are working around the world and they cross political boundaries to get the job done. Mayors from the Live Earth cities are some of the many mayors from around the world who are already leading the charge and implementing solutions at the local level. Learn more about the steps these visionary local governments are taking at www.coolmayors.org
Our Giants Green Team (Andrea, Amy, Nancy & Ginny) recently went on a green site visit at Giants Stadium in New York. We met with the operations people, the promoters, caterers, the waste management teams & haulers -- you name it. We reviewed all aspects of how to design out waste to make Live Earth the most sustainably-produced event that has ever occurred at Giants.
...I found out how things that you would never dream of recycling can be made into helpful little projects for other people. For example chewing gum! Recycled chewing gum can be made into a playing surface for children. This makes me think that the future of the world looks promising.
Over the next week, I'll be traveling across Australia trying to picture what our world could look like if we fall through that thin ice.
WWF International has commissioned an update of the G8 Climate Scorecards which were published at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles in 2005. WWF's Climate Scorecards give a comparable snapshot of climate policies in G8 countries, covering recent and expected emissions, and key response activities by G8 governments.