Menlo volunteer group takes aim at greenhouse gas emissions

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on September 6, 2009

Launched in spring 2007 with support from the Menlo Park City Council and staff, the volunteer-led Green Ribbon Citizens’ Committee (GRCC) volunteers their time, energy and talent to address the climate change problem. Their initial efforts resulted in the Climate Action Report & Recommendations advising that  the City take a number of interim low cost, high impact potential actions. Earlier this spring the Menlo Park City Council approved the Climate Action Plan.

The group is now focusing on further community outreach, such as being present yesterday at the Roger Reynolds Nursery anniversary celebration where representatives were handing out a checklist that identifies actions that individuals can do at home or work to reduce carbon emissions. (The list is also available for download from the group’s website.) To accomplish their mission they’ve organized seven actions teams in these areas: green building, business, communities of faith, neighborhood, school, transportation and education. The group invites local residents to join them: “We believe we can make a difference through local action.”

Photo by Chris Gulker

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