Speakers will outline current energy-saving measures in place in Vermillion and will propose additional steps toward bringing the city into compliance with the U.S. Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement.
Initiated by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels in February 2005, the Climate Protection Agreement has been signed by over 500 mayors, representing over 65 million Americans. Vermillion could become the second city in South Dakota to sign on to the agreement and put real policies in place to cut heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
The meeting, which is being organized by the Sierra Club's Living River Group, will provide individuals, businesses, churches, schools and the university community an opportunity to join together to improve Vermillion's environment by significantly reducing the city's global warming emissions.
For further information, contact Norma Wilson, 605-624-9279, or Norma. Wilson@usd.edu.