My friend who works on environmental issues in California told me about San Francisco’s mayor and soon to be lieutenant governor who is doing great things for the environment. What he has done is so inspiring I want to share it with you!
Apparently as mayor, Gavin Newsom: “converted all the taxis to hybrids, instituted mandatory composting and recycling with exorbitant fines, and reduced the city’s entire emissions to 7% below 1990 levels by 2008 and is on track to reduce to 20% below 1990 by 2012. (As a point of reference, CA which is considered radical in the US, has committed to reducing GHGs to 1990 levels by 2020)”
How cool. See, emissions reductions ARE possible.