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Alphabetical By State, City
 

The following list includes the names of 307 mayors from 46 states representing a total population of over 50 million citizens. Download excel view of data.

 
Mayor City State Quote
Dan Coody Fayetteville AR
Patrick H. Hays North Little Rock AR
Jim Dailey Little Rock AR
Mark Begich Anchorage AK Quote
Jeffrey James Jacobson North Pole AK Quote
Joseph C. Donaldson Flagstaff AZ
Robert E. Walkup Tucson AZ
Allan Maris Albany CA
Karl P. Warkomski Aliso Viejo CA
Michael L. Machi Arcata CA Quote
Tom O'Malley Atascadero CA
Tom Bates Berkeley CA Quote
Jef Vander Borght Burbank CA
Bruce R. Arthur Capitola CA
Janet Abelson Cerritos CA
Dennis R. Yates Chino CA
Gail Pardini-Plass Cloverdale CA
Lisa Moore Cotati CA
Richard Lowenthal Cupertino CA
Jerry Finnell Del Mar CA
Janet Lockhart Dublin CA
Robert 'Bob' Wasserman Fremont CA
Roberta Cooper Hayward CA
Jason Liles Healdsburg CA
Roger Meadows Hemet CA
Beth Krom Irvine CA
Joseph Esquivel Lakewood CA
Antonio Villaraigosa Los Angeles CA
Beverly O’Neill Long Beach CA
Breene Kerr Los Altos Hills CA Quote
Mike Eng Monterey Park CA
Patrick Hunter Moorpark CA
Dennis Kennedy Morgan Hill CA
Janice Peters Morro Bay CA
Bernard H. Meyers Novato CA
Jerry Brown Oakland CA Quote
Judy Kleinberg Palo Alto CA Quote
Bill Bogaard Pasadena CA
David Glass Petaluma CA
Jennifer Hosterman Pleasanton CA
B. Stephen Toben Portola Valley CA
Jake McKenzie Rohnert Park CA Quote
Irma L. Anderson Richmond CA
Heather Fargo Sacramento CA
Larry Franzella San Bruno CA
Gavin Newsom San Francisco CA
Dave F. Romero San Luis Obispo CA
Ron Gonzales San Jose CA
Shelia Young San Leandro CA
Jan Epstein San Mateo CA
Albert J. Boro San Rafael CA
Miguel A. Pulido Santa Ana CA
Marty Blum Santa Barbara CA
Mike Rotkin Santa Cruz CA
Pam O'Conner Santa Monica CA Quote
Jane Bender Santa Rosa CA
Ronald P. Albert Sausalito CA
Larry Robinson Sebastopol CA Quote
Larry Barnett Sonoma CA
Edward J Chavez Stockton CA
Claudia Bill-de la Pena Thousand Oaks CA
Anthony J. Intintoli, Jr. Vallejo CA
Abbe Land West Hollywood CA
Christopher Cabaldon West Sacramento CA
Steve Allen Windsor CA
Helen Klanderud Aspen CO
Leroy Duroux Basalt CO
Mark Ruzzin Boulder CO Quote
John W. Hickenlooper Denver CO
Stu Ferguson Gunnison CO
Bernie Zurbriggen Frisco CO
John Pryor Telluride CO
John M. Fabrizi Bridgeport CT
Wiliam J. Kupinse, Jr. Easton CT
Kenneth A. Flatto Fairfield CT Quote
Carl Amento Hamden CT
Eddie A. Perez Hartford CT
Elizabeth C. Paterson Mansfield CT
Domenique S. Thornton Middletown CT
John De Stefano, Jr. New Haven CT
Dannel P. Malloy Stamford CT
James R. Miron Stratford CT
James M. Baker Wilmington DE
Pegeen Hanrahan Gainesville FL
Joy Cooper Hallandale Beach FL Quote
William Arthur Holly Hill FL
Mara Giulianti Hollywood FL Quote
Robert Oldakowski Key Biscayne FL
Jimmy Weekley Key West FL
Richard J. Kaplan Lauderhill FL
Manuel A. Diaz Miami FL
Lori C. Moseley Miramar FL
Kevin Burns North Miami FL
Michael Udine Parkland FL
Frank C. Ortis Pembroke Pines FL
John C. Rayson Pompano Beach FL Quote
Robert E. Minsky Port St. Lucie FL Quote
Steven B. Feren Sunrise FL Quote
John R. Marks Tallahassee FL
Joe Schreiber Tamarac FL
Lois J. Frankel West Palm Beach FL
Shirley Franklin Atlanta GA
Heidi Davison Athens GA
Patsy Jo Hilliard East Point GA
C. Jack Thomas Macon GA
Jason Buelterman Tybee Island GA
Harry Kim Hilo HI Quote
Mufi Hannenmann Honolulu HI
Bryan J. Baptiste Kauai HI
Alan M. Arakawa Maui HI
T.M. Franklin Cownie Des Moines IA
David Bieter Boise ID
Ross Ferraro Carol Stream IL
Richard M. Daley Chicago IL
Michael D. Belsky Highland Park IL
Al Larson Schaumburg IL
Richard H. Hyde Waukegan IL
Mark Kruzan Bloomington IN Quote
Fred L. Armstrong Columbus IN
Graham A. Richard Fort Wayne IN
Scott King Gary IN
Chuck Oberlie Michigan City IN
Dennis Highberger Lawrence KS
James A. McClinton Topeka KS
Teresa Isaac Lexington KY
Jerry E. Abramson Louisville KY
Edward G. Randolph, Jr Alexandria LA
C. Ray Nagin New Orleans LA Quote
Thomas M. Menino Boston MA
Michael A. Sullivan Cambridge MA
John D. Reilly, Jr. Hull MA
Richard C. Howard Malden MA
Michael J. McGlynn Medford MA
Robert J. Dolan Melrose MA
David B. Cohen Newton MA
Scott W. Lang New Bedford MA
James M. Ruberto Pittsfield MA
Joseph A. Curtatone Somerville MA
Timothy P. Murray Worcester MA
Ellen Moyer Annapolis MD
Martin O'Malley Baltimore MD
William H. Hudnut Chevy Chase MD
Jonathan Herman Skyesville MD
Michael D. Hurley Belfast ME
Wallace H. Nutting Biddeford ME
James I. Cohen Portland ME
Mark D. Johnston Saco ME
John Hieftje Ann Arbor MI
Marilyn Stephen Berkley MI
Robert Porter Ferndale MI
George Heartwell Grand Rapids MI
Brenda L. Lawrence Southfield MI
Mary Hamann-Roland Apple Valley MN
Elizabeth B. Kautz Burnsville MN
Herb Bergson Duluth MN Quote
Nancy Tyra-Lukens Eden Prairie MN
R.T. Rybak Minneapolis MN Quote
Ardell F. Brede Rochester MN
Chris Coleman St. Paul MN
Chuck Tooley Billings MT
Mike Kadas Missoula MT
Ben Uchitelle Clayton MO
Robert G. Lowery Florissant MO
Kay Barnes Kansas City MO
Mike Swoboda Kirkwood MO
Mark Langston Maplewood MO Quote
Francis G. Slay St. Louis MO
James A. Hobbs Sunset Hills MO
Joseph L. Adams University City MO
John Robert Smith Meridian MS
Charles R. Worley Asheville NC
Mark Chilton Carrboro NC
Kevin C. Foy Chapel Hill NC
William V. 'Bill' Bell Durham NC
Dennis R. Walaker Fargo ND Quote
Jerry Ryan Bellevue NE
Coleen J. Seng Lincoln NE
Mike Fahey Omaha NE
Brian F. Welsh Hanover NH
Michael E. J. Blastos Keene NH Quote
Robert A. Baines Manchester NH
Bernard A. Streeter Nashua NH
Joseph V. Doria, Jr. Bayonne NJ
Raymond McCarthy Bloomfield NJ
Joseph C. Scarpelli Brick Township NJ
Gerald A. Calabrese Cliffside Park Borough NJ
Fred Pitofsky Closter NJ
J. Christian Bollwage Elizabeth NJ
Wendell E. Pribila Ewing NJ
Glen D. Gilmore Hamilton NJ
Robert F. Patten Hightstown NJ
Timothy L. McDonough Hope NJ
David R. Nettles Hopewell Borough NJ
Vanessa Sandom Hopewell Township NJ
Alberto G. Santos Kearny NJ
Richard L. DePamphilis III Linwood NJ
Gina Genovese Long Hill Township NJ
John D. Galloway Maple Shade NJ
Sharpe James Newark NJ
Albert T. McWilliams Plainfield NJ
Joanne Atlas Ringwood NJ
Dave Fried Robbinsville NJ
Elie Y. Katz Teaneck NJ
Gregory McDermott Westfield NJ
Joseph A. DiDonato West Milford NJ
John F. McKeon West Orange NJ
Shing-Fu Hsueh West Windsor NJ
Donald E. Carroll Alamogordo NM
Martin J. Chavez Albuquerque NM Quote
Sam Hammons Capitan NM
William M. Mattiace Las Cruces NM
L. Ray Nunley Ruidoso NM
David Coss Santa Fe, NM NM
Oscar B. Goodman Las Vegas NV
Robert Cashell Reno NV Quote
Gerald D. Jennings Albany NY
Steve Bellone Babylon NY Quote
Anthony M. Masiello Buffalo NY
Wayne J. Hall Hempstead NY
Dennis P. Flood Irvington, Village of NY
Carolyn Peterson Ithaca NY Quote
Ernest D. Davis Mt. Vernon NY Quote
Michael R. Bloomberg New York City NY
Vincenzo V. Anello Niagara Falls NY
William A. Johnson, Jr. Rochester NY
Eugene J. Murray Rockville Centre NY
Brian U. Stratton Schenectady NY
Matthew J. Driscoll Syracuse NY
Joseph M. Delfino White Plains NY
Kenneth E. Patton Brooklyn OH Quote
Mark Mallory Cincinatti OH Quote
Frank G. Jackson Cleveland OH
Edward J. Kelley Cleveland Heights OH
Rhine L. McLin Dayton OH
Thomas J. Longo Garfield Heights OH
Thomas O'Grady North Olmsted OH Quote
Georgine Welo South Euclid OH
Jack Ford Toledo OH
Harold Haralson Norman OK
John W. Morrison Ashland OR
Helen M. Berg Corvallis OR
Kitty Piercy Eugene OR
Judie Hammerstad Lake Oswego OR
Lori Hollingsworth Lincoln City OR
Tom Potter Portland OR Quote
Ed Pawlowski Allentown PA
John B. Callahan Bethlehem PA
Philip B. Mitman Easton PA
Richard E. Filippi Erie PA
John F. Street Philadelphia PA
James E. Doyle Pawtucket RI
David N. Cicilline Providence RI
Scott Avedisian Warwick RI
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Charleston SC
Knox H. White Greenville SC
Joseph T. McElveen, Jr. Sumter SC
Ron Littlefield Chattanooga TN Quote
Charles Womack Cookeville TN
Robert Cluck Arlington TX
Will Wynn Austin TX
Laura Miller Dallas TX
Euline Brock Denton TX Quote
Mary Lib Saleh Euless TX Quote
E. Michael Simpson Frisco TX
Richard Ward Hurst TX Quote
Elizabeth G. Flores Laredo TX Quote
Bill Whitfield McKinney TX
David G. Wallace Sugar Land TX
David Sakrison Moab UT Quote
Dana Williams Park City UT
Rocky Anderson Salt Lake City UT Quote
William D. Euille Alexandria VA Quote
David E. Brown Charlotteville VA
L. Douglas Wilder Richmond VA
Meyera E. Oberndorf Virginia Beach VA
Jeanne Zeidler Williamsburg VA
Peter Clavelle Burlington VT Quote
Peter B. Lewis Auburn WA
Darlene Kordonowy Bainbridge Island WA
Mark Asmundson Bellingham WA
Noel Gibb Burien WA Quote
Gary Haakenson Edmonds WA Quote
Ray Stephanson Everett WA
Ava Frisinger Issaquah WA
Mary-Alyce Burleigh Kirkland WA
Virgil Clarkson Lacey WA Quote
David Hutchinson Lake Forrest Park WA
Mike McKinnon Lynnwood WA Quote
Mark Foutch Olympia WA
Rosemarie Ives Redmond WA Quote
Kathy Keolker-Wheeler Renton WA
Michele Petitti Sammamish WA
Greg Nickels Seattle WA Quote
Robert L. Ransom Shoreline WA
Bill Baarsma Tacoma WA Quote
Royce E. Pollard Vancouver WA
Friedrich P. Schnook Ashland WI
Michael J Neitzke Greenfield WI
John D. Medinger La Crosse WI Quote
Dave Cieslewicz Madison WI Quote
Tom Barrett Milwaukee WI
Gary Becker Racine WI
Don Richards River Falls WI
Irene Blakely Washburn WI Quote
Theresa M. Estness Wauwatosa WI
Jeannette Bell West Allis WI
Anthony A. Williams Washington, DC

 

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US Mayors
"The reality of global climate change is urgent. The stakes are high - locally and globally - and we need to act. As a City government, we've already cut our greenhouse gas emissions by more than 60% compared to 1990 levels. But it's not enough - we need to work together as a community to set responsible limits on global warming pollution."
-- Mayor Greg Nickels, Seattle, WA
"As a life-long resident and Mayor of Alexandria, I am very concerned about the potential impacts climate change will have on a coastal city such as Alexandria and its residents. With the potential for increased temperatures and a rising sea level as a result of global warming, the frequency and severity of damage from hurricanes and flooding will increase. Currently small localized flooding of the Potomac River in Old Town is a regular occurance and is a manageable problem. However, with the impact of global climate change, flooding will become a signfificant issue impacting public safety, property damage and the City's economy."
-- Mayor William D. Euille, Alexandria, VA
"Even if one disregards the science behind global warming, the fact of the matter is that we desperately need to reduce our exorbidant reliance on fossil fuels in order to better protect our wildlands and reduce our addiction to foreign oil."
-- Mayor Martin J. Chavez, Albuquerque, NM
"Arcata already has an inventory of gloal warming emissions and is working to meet the goals set in our Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan."
-- Mayor Michael L. Machi, Arcata, CA
The Berkely City Council unanimously approved supporting Mayor Nickels efforts."
-- Mayor Tom Bates, Berkeley, CA
"We welcome the opportunity to join in this effort initiated by Seattle, a city Boulder has looked to over the years as a role model of environmental leadership and innovation. Boulder adopted the Kyoto Protocol goals in 2002, and we look forward to working with Seattle and other cities across the country in showing that as local governments we can make real progress on climate change while improving our economy and quality of life."
-- Mayor Mark Ruzzin, Boulder, CO
I want my grandchildren to be able to breath good clean air!"
- Mayor Kenneth E. Patton, Brooklyn, OH
"I certainly commend Seattle and Mayor Nickels for taking on this issue…I'm appalled by the refusal of our federal government even to acknowledge global warming and climate disruption as a problem. We can't wait for this vacuum of leadership to fill. Since 1997, Burlington has joined cities across the country in working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the reduction goals of the Kyoto Protocol."
- Mayor Peter Clavelle, City of Burlington, VT

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"The City of Denton, Texas, has just opened the the nation's first biodiesel production facility to be powered by biogas (methane extracted from the adjoining city landfill.) Renewable energy powered by renewable energy! The City's fleetwide use of biodiesel will reduce the emission by as much as 12 tons per year."
- Mayor Euline Brock, Denton, TX
"American's environmental arrogance must stop! Our children must inherit a better world than what promises to be disaster if we don't do justice to the Kyoto Protocol!"
- Mayor Herb Bergson, Duluth, MN
"We must work and plan for the future of our chidren and their children."
- Mayor Gary Haakenson, Edmonds, WA
"We are very supportive of the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. The City of Euless has already implemented many of the twelve suggestions listed. Thank you for your service on this project."
- Mayor Mary Lib Saleh, Euliss, TX
"There is nothing more important than sustaining the environmental capacity to protect health and life on earth."
- Mayor Kenneth A. Flatto, Fairfield, CT
"This is not only an Environmental Protectin Issue, but also an Economic Development and Sustainability issue. Protecting our environment, we are protecting our resources and preserving them for future generations to come."
- Mayor Joy Cooper, Hallandale Beach, FL
"We must do this!"
- Mayor Harry Kim, Hilo, HI
"The ecologically sensitive nature of Florida makes this issue one of major importance to each and every resident."
- Mayor Mara Giulianti, Hollywood, FL
"We must protect our environment even if it results in great sacrifices."
-- Mayor Richard Ward, Hurst, TX
"I chose April 24, the day that Ithaca celebrated Earth Day, to announce Ithaca's participation in this agreement - and we made this announcement next to our wastewater plant where methane is recovered for energy production."
- Mayor Carolyn Peterson, Ithaca, NY
"There is strength in unity - we must speak & act as one."
-- Mayor Michael E. J. Blastos
"This is a matter of life and death for future generations and to this planet."
-- Mayor John D. Medinger, La Crosse, WI
"The US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and the recommended actions are items that the city currently supports and endorses. The City is a including a fleet of 50 alternative fueled vehicles, Energy Star new computer purchases . . . and the City has been proactive in the adoption of the Green spaces Ordinance which protects buffers around creeks and water bodies."
- Mayor Elizabeth G. Flores, City of Laredo, TX
Our number one priority is quality of life for our citizens - locally, nationally, and globally. I am pleased to join mayors across the country to work for a better environment. It is critical that cities be a major part of the solution, as we are a large part of the problem."
- Mayor Mike McKinnon, Lynnwood, WA

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"Increasingly, cities are providing the answers to some of America's toughest problems. So it's fitting that we're leading the way on global warming as well."
-- Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Madison, WI
"Our climate is what gives us our precious life. We must be proactive to protect our climate."
- Mayor Mark Langston, Maplewood, MO
"Minneapolis has set high standards for CO2 reduction and we're meeting them - a strategy that has earned our City tremendous environmental and economic benefits. Climate disruption is a global problem but we feel the effects locally. We are thrilled with Seattle and Mayor Greg Nickels' initiative and will work hard to challenge our nation through our example."
-- Mayor R.T. Rybak, Minneapolis, MN
"The consequences of us not acting affirmatively are enormous."
-- Mayor Ernest D. Davis, Mt. Vernon, NY
"The USCM Climate Protection Agreement is of particular importance to the City of New Orleans. The International Panel on Climate Change has warned that New Orleans is the North American city most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The rise of the Earth's temperature, causing sea level increases that could add up to one foot over the next 30 years, threatens the very existence of New Orleans. I have sent letters to the LA delegation urging them to support the McCain Lieberman Climate Stewardship Act. Also the New Orleans City Council has passed a resolution urging federal action on climate change. We will continue to collaborate and support efforts on global warming."
-- Mayor C. Ray Nagin, New Orleans, LA
"We congratulate Seattle on its bold programs and look forward to cooperating to build a better world…The City of Oakland has set a goal of 15% reduction by 2010, which is beyond what Kyoto calls for the US to achieve. We are looking at 70% reduction of GHGs by 2050, which is what many scientists believe is needed to protect our future. We are in support of the United States surpassing the Kyoto green house gas reduction targets."
-- Mayor Jerry Brown, Oakland, CA
"Palo Alto has a long tradition as a city commiteed to environmentalsim, including its open space, cicycle and pedestrian friendly policies, progressive recycling, clean water and air initiatives, green energy programs and community-wide sustainability land use and design principles. Stil, we can and must do more to counter the growing threats of climate change. We are proud to join in the concerted efforts of other cities in taking specific actions to reduce the effects of global warming, beginning here in our city."
-- Mayor Judy Kleinberg, Palo Alto, CA
"If the US government continues to ignore the rest of the world on energy then it is time for all local leaders to speak out."
-- Mayor John C. Rayson, Pompano Beach, FL
"I congratulate Seattle and Mayor Nickels on this leadership committee to address global warming. Portland was the first city in the country to adopt a local global warming policy reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exceed the targets established by the Kyoto Protocol. We are proud that the people of Seattle share our vision for turning the crisis of global warming into an opportunity to transform our economy and leave a healthier planet for our children and grandchildren."
-- Mayor Tom Potter, Portland, OR
"Unless we abate the growing threat of global warming pollution, everything we do today to make a better world for tomorrow will be for naught."
-- Mayor Robert E. Minsky, Port St Lucie, FL
"We agree global climate disruption is a serious threat to our local economy and quality of life. Cities need to lead the way. We join Mayor Nickels and the City of Seattle in taking and promoting more local action, in our region and across the country, to reduce global warming pollution."
-- Mayor Rosemarie Ives, City of Redmond, WA

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"Given the natural beauty of our high Sierra surroundings, including the beautiful Truckee River running through our downtown, I feel a great sense of duty to protect our environment for the generations to follow."
-- Robert Cashell, Reno, NV
"We in Sonoma County are in full support of these actions and are in the forefront of adopting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets!"
-- Mayor Jake McKenzie, City of Rohnert Park, CA
"Humankind is in the midst of a crisis. That crisis presents us with unprecedented challenges. It also presents us with tremendous opportunities! The temperature of the earth is rising and humans contribute massively to this increase through our use of fossil fuels, particularly oil and coal. Climate change is already causing disasters such as ocean waters slowly overtaking entire islands and heat waves killing tens of thousands of people.

With the passage of significant international accords and adoption of this statement by U.S. Mayors, we have hope that the global community can successfully join together, as nations did to solve the problem of ozone depletion, to prevent the most devastating consequences of global climate change."
-- Mayor Rocky Anderson, City of Salt Lake City, UT

"The City of Sebastopol has committed to a 30% reduction of its greenhoue as emissions between 2000 and 2008."
-- Mayor Larry Robinson, Sebastopol, CA
"The City of Santa Monica applauds the good work you and the City of Seattle are doing to combat climate disruption and we pledge to work together with you to raise awareness and inspire action by local governments throughout the United States on the issue. We look forward to working together on this important endeavor."
-- Mayor Pam O'Connor, City of Santa Monica, CA
"It is not a coincidence that we are seeing drastic weather disturbances and climate changes. If we don't do something now, it will be too late to reverse the damage."
-- Mayor Steven B. Feren, Sunrise, FL
"The City of Tacoma has taken active steps to protect its environment through retrofitting its diesel vehicles, using low sufur fuel and biodiesel, bulding green structures and a nationally recognized recydling program. We consider ourselves a "green" city and the support for this initiative comes with the full support of the City Council."
-- Mayor Bill Baarsma, Tacoma, WA
"Alaska is considered "Ground Zero" for the impacts of climate change on the environment and the indigenous people who live on it. I commend Mayor Nickels' initiative in this area and was pleased to host his first-ever visit to Alaska to witness the impacts of global warming first-hand."
- Mark Begich, Anchorage, AK
"Each individual and every community has the ability to make a positive or negative impact on climate. The City of North Pole is committed to making a positive impact on climate and educating our residents on ways that they can participate in this process."
- Jeffrey James Jacobson, North Pole, AK
"We have accomplished much but it's time to do more in our city."
- Dennis R. Walaker, Fargo, ND
"This Climate Protection Agreement moves us one step further by providing clearner air for everyone in our region and in the entire country."
- Ron Littlefield, Chattanooga, TN
"The Climate Protection Agreement mirrors our own local efforts to conserve energy and non-renewable resources."
- Breene Kerr, Los Altos Hills, CA
"Signing this agreement is an important step in the greening of Cincinnati. We are sending a message that these issues are real and that we must pay attention to them. It is time to take proactive steps to improve and protect the environmental health and safety of our city."
- Mark Mallory, Cincinatti, OH
"It is time for action. I am proud to join with my fellow mayors, and others, in taking action to protect our environment and our future."
- Thomas O'Grady, North Olmsted, OH
"On behalf of the City of Bloomington, Indiana, I proudly endorse the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement. Our long established Environmental Commission completed a GHG inventory this year and we will implement the reduction agenda through community support and that of our newly established Commission on Sustainability. We adopted smart growth plans through zoning, a greenways system for non-motorized travel, and a Downtown compact urban form plan. We will continue seeking ways to advance our economic progress that also protect and enhance our culture and environment."
- Mark Kruzan, Bloomington, IN
"Babylon has been in the vanguard of green initiatives on Long Island. Ten percent of our energy purchases are generated by wind power, all our new passenger vehicle purchases are hybrids, we're fueling with biodiesel, installing solar panels on two of our buildings, and breaking ground for an affordable zero energy house this fall. And that's just for starters."
- Steve Bellone, Babylon, NY

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Environmental Leaders
"It's now clear that the effort to stop global warming in the United States will be led by the cities and states -- not the federal government. No other city is currently doing more than Seattle, and I'm delighted that Mayor Nickels plans to keep Seattle in the vanguard on this awesome issue."
-- Denis Hayes, Bullitt Foundation
"The Sierra Club commends Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels for leadership on climate change, and his support for clean cars and buses...In the face of climate change, President Bush and his administration are not merely silent, they are dangerously irresponsible, rejecting the needs of Americans, and international calls for cooperation. Thank goodness for cities like Seattle. By operating more cleanly and efficiently, Seattle will grow stronger economically, and enhance its reputation as a wonderful place to live. Seattle is showing the way, and its leaders deserve credit".
-- Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club
"By this action Seattle joins the ranks of Fortune 500 CEOs and governments worldwide who are tackling global warming. It's good for business, good for the community and good for the world"
-- Steve Howard, CEO, The Climate Group, International NGO, headquartered in London
"Global" climate disruption is a local issue. We feel the impacts locally, we cause the problem locally, and now Seattle is taking it to the next level in demonstrating how we can pioneer solutions locally. Best of all, they're showing how climate solutions help us build a healthier, more prosperous community. It's all about leadership.
-- KC Golden, Policy Director, Climate Solutions
"Starbucks applauds the City of Seattle's bold climate protection efforts and shares in the belief that this is a critical global issue that necessitates leadership action from all sectors in our community."
-- Orin Smith, president & ceo, Starbucks

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