Earth Day @ Palm Beach Outlets
A dozen environmental and sustainability minded organizations came together on Earth Day, April 22, at the Palm Beach Outlets to educate and engage people about their programs and why we need to celebrate and care for the earth! We thank them for joining the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability at this event and for the Outlets for hosting.
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Contact: Matt Ferrer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 561-804-4984.
Mayor Announces New City Vehicle Anti-Idling Policy
The City of West Palm Beach, Fla., has implemented a policy banning idling of city utility vehicles for more than five minutes. The new rule covers hundreds of vehicles across the city and is expected to reduce emissions and save money.
Several months of analysis shows the new rule will save tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars. These savings are expected to multiply when the new policy is also extended to other city departments. West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio announced the policy on Nov. 24.
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U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Releases Most Up to Date Climate Report – 2 Nov 2014
Concluding instalment of the Fifth Assessment Report:
Climate change threatens irreversible and dangerous impacts, but options exist to limit its effects
“Human influence on the climate system is clear and growing, with impacts observed on all continents. If left unchecked, climate change will increase the likelihood of severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems. However, options are available to adapt to climate change and implementing stringent mitigations activities can ensure that the impacts of climate change remain within a manageable range, creating a brighter and more sustainable future. ” From November 2, press release.
Full press release here
Summary of report for policy makers (40 pages)
Synthesis Report (116 pages)