LED Streetlights Installed in Coleman Park Neighborhood

Posted December 3, 2013

LED2Future of Coleman Park Neighborhood Looking “Brighter!”

Coleman Park, one of West Palm Beach’s most historic neighborhoods is now the first community in the entire state of Florida to receive new, brighter, safer high-tech LED streetlights from FPL.

The lights are being paid for by the City, and are part of Mayor Muoio’s promise to pursue environmentally friendly projects as part of the city’s Department of Sustainability.

LED lights offer a savings of approximately 60% over the older lights.

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IPCC Working Group I Fifth Assessment Report Press Release Out

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Working Group I put out it’s Fifth Assessment Report in September. The press release on September 27 from Stockholm, Sweeden had the following to report.

“Human influence on the climate system is clear,” and “Warming in the climate system is unequivocal,” IPCC report says.

Thomas Stocker, the other Co-Chair of Working Group I said: “Continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and changes in all components of the climate system. Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.”

“Heat waves are very likely to occur more frequently and last longer. As the Earth warms, we expect to see currently wet regions receiving more rainfall, and dry regions receiving less, although there will be exceptions,” he added.

Co-Chair Thomas Stocker concluded: “As a result of our past, present and expected future emissions of CO2, we are committed to climate change, and effects will persist for many centuries even if emissions of CO2 stop.”

Read full press release, report and more here: http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/press_information.shtml

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President Obama is taking action on climate change

The President speaks on his plan to reduce carbon pollution and prepare our country for the impacts of climate change.

View the video of President Obama’s speech, and view the plan here.

2013 Toilet Voucher Program – Wrapping Up

We would like to thank WPB residents and property owners for interest in our Water Savers Toilet Voucher Program.  500 vouchers for free high efficiency toilets were mailed in April and those that were not redeemed are being mailed out to those on the waiting list in June.  We are no longer accepting applications at this time.  We hope to apply for the grant again and if we receive it, offer the program again later in the year.  To stay updated with announcements about this and other programs and initiatives, please sign up for our electronic updates by clicking on “Sign Up for Updates” here on our website.

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