Burlington, Vermont -
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is getting behind hundreds of mayors and leaders across the country to continue backing the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump’s move withdraw.
The Mayor released the following statement announcing he has joined hundreds of mayors and leaders from across the country in signing an open letter, released today and declaring that the signatories will continue to support the Paris Climate Agreement:
“Burlington is proud to be the first city in the nation to source 100 percent of its energy from renewable generation, and we are now working hard to become a net zero energy city,” said Mayor Weinberger. “I am excited to work with leaders of state and local governments, businesses and institutions to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals regardless of last week’s disastrous decision by President Trump. Together, we can and will do our part to save the planet.”
At the time of its release, the letter included hundreds of businesses, mayors, and presidents of colleges and universities pledging to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement that “we are still in.”
Since becoming the first city in the country in 2014 to source 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources, the City Administration has begun making investments necessary to become a net zero energy city within ten to 15 years across electricity, thermal and ground transportation sectors.
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