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Cool Neighborhoods A Voluntary Citizens Program to Address Climate Change.

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1 Cool Neighborhoods A Voluntary Citizens Program to Address Climate Change

2 County Carbon Emissions Most carbon emissions in Virginia come from coal burned to generate electricity Gas 11% Electricity56% Gasoline 33% (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments 2005 figures)

3 Fairfax County Emissions by Source Commercial and Industrial 43% Residential 42% Other 15% (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments 2005 figures)

4 Introducing Cool Neighborhoods Leadership Liaisons Households

5 Homeowners Together Pledge 2% Annual Cut in Emissions Inventory annual emissions Select and implement actions Monitor progress annually Submit records Become a Cool Neighborhood

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10 Other Benefits Lower utility bills Community spirit Better property values Teaching your kids through actions Serve as model for other neighborhoods

11 For More Information Neighborhoods.html


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