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Information About Climate Change
 

Climate change is a major concern. Greenhouse gases, resulting from human activity, are accumulating at an unprecedented rate. Research has shown that Florida releases more of these gases than any other state in the nation.

The City of Coral Springs has been involved in initiatives to reduce our local impact on climate change. Our City also passed a resolution in January to support the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, and as a result, the City plans to develop policies for Green building and Green maintenance.

Currently, the City has 9 hybrid vehicles and uses bio diesel fuels for all trucks, back hoes and lawn mowers, as they are cleaner than gas and diesel.

In the future, Coral Springs Downtown will create a more pedestrian friendly place for living, in hopes of decreasing the use of vehicles. By 2014, our City also hopes to reach a 30% tree canopy increase citywide to reduce carbon dioxide and the urban heat island effect, in which a metropolitan area is significantly warmer than its surroundings.

Every resident plays a role in contributing to climate change and every resident can be part of the solution. Traveling in our vehicles, heating our homes, and using lights and computers all emit greenhouse gas.

The time is right to support practices that will save energy, water and other natural resources for today and for our future.

The time is right to support practices that will save energy, water and other natural resources for today and for our future.





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