Atlanta looks to shrink carbon footprint

Barbara Christopher
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Atlanta Journal Constitution - March 18, 2009 (Saporta Report)
It takes about the same amount of heat-trapping gases to power the city of Atlanta's government as it does to drive 98,000 cars, according to a report released Tuesday by the city. Atlanta's greenhouse gas inventory, developed by a Georgia Tech student-faculty team, is Step 1 of a goal set by Mayor Shirley Franklin to reduce the city government's carbon footprint 7 percent by 2012. Franklin was one of the first mayors in the country to sign on to the U.S. Mayor's Conference Climate Protection Agreement in 2005, in lieu of federal action. Read more>>>>

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