Last week, I joined the mayors of Yonkers and White Plains, Mike Spano and Tom Roach, to accept New York’s Green Cities Commuter Challenge.
Over the next two years, our three cities will have a friendly competition to see who can achieve the biggest reduction in greenhouse gas emissions among municipal employees. The competition will be overseen by Metropool, which will also provide important logistical support, including publicly-visible video screens that will display transit and mobility options.
It’s a nice thing to do for three reasons: (1) there’s an intrinsic value to any energy savings we achieve; (2) we set a positive example for other large institutions and businesses; (3) we can better attract residents and investors who care about green practices.
There’s a lot more information in this press release.