Chicago Commits to Paris Agreement!!!

 

On Wednesday, Rahm Emanuel joined other U.S. cities in announcing support of the Paris Agreement. WOOO THIS IS GOOD. He signed an Executive Order committing to reducing Chicago’s GHG (that’s greenhouse gasses- the gasses that trap heat in the atmosphere) to less than 2005 levels.18893186_1315840928493159_544786941779880057_n.png18893134_1315840925159826_5972481334296793157_n.png

Emanuel also said we’ve already reduced our CO2 emissions by 7% since 2010. That’s nice. Let’s keep it up!

What can you do today to help?

  • Take public transportation to work instead of driving
  • Eat a plant-based meal (so much better for the environment than eating my animal friends!!!!)
  • RECYCLE YOUR GOSH DARN STARBUCKS CUPS BUT DON’T PUT PLASTIC BAGS IN CHICAGO’S RECYCLING BINS BECAUSE WE DON’T RECYCLE THOSE HERE AND YOU’LL JUST BACK UP THE SYSTEM.
  • Call your congresspeople. We have some good ones here, but reminding them that their constituents care about the planet is a good idea. Click here to find their phone numbers.
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