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Pasadena is Thinking Green

April 09, 2008

The Green City Report 2007 for Pasadena (California, U.S.A.), “Think Green”, is aimed at building a green and sustainable community.

Mayor Bill Bogaard has put forth in the introduction of the Report that, “Pasadena is committed to achieving sustainability in its policies and operations … we join with many international cities in offering leadership and a lesson on global warming.  This is a movement whose time has come!”

The Report identifies priority issues, which are energy, water, waste reduction, transportation, environmental health, urban design and urban nature.  For each of these focus areas, the City recognizes its accomplishments to date, but also identifies next steps.

Produced as a tool for the community, ways to make a difference are provided for each of the priority issues.  For instance, to conserve energy, individuals are asked to replace five light bulbs with energy efficient Compact Fluorescents (CFLs).

Sustainable development, as defined by the Brundtland Report, is “… development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”  ICLEI’s mission is to build sustainable communities.  Please visit other pages on our website – www.iclei.org – for more information.

Pasadena is one of 325 local governments in the U.S.A. that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in the U.S.A., please visit the ICLEI U.S.A. Office at www.iclei.org/usa.

Source:  Pasadena 2007 GreenCity Report.

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