Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition Overview
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help staff our booth at numerous local events such at the Energy Expo, Earth Day, Festival in the Park, and many others.
Geographic areas served: Roanoke Valley and environs
1. Educate the public and government officials within our community about such matters as:
* The science and consequences of global warming;
* The impacts of fossil fuel combustion on air quality, human health, and the natural environment;
* Issues relating to the limited supply of fossil fuels;
* The environmental and social impacts of fossil fuel extraction practices;
* The benefits of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and the use of clean, renewable energy sources;
* The technology and availability of alternative fuels;
* The technology and availability of renewable energy generating systems;
* The technology and sources of energy efficient products;
* The concepts and benefits of conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources;
* The concepts and benefits of energy efficient or "green" architecture and building practices;
* International, national, state and local initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
2. Reduce the burden of local government by helping identify ways to reduce utility and fuel expenses through energy efficiency, conservation, and the use of clean, renewable energy source.
3. To the extent allowable by section 501, Internal Revenue Code, devote a limited amount of our resources to advocacy on legislation affecting energy policy, energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy.
We know that to slow and ultimately halt global warming, action is needed at every level, from international to personal. Our goal is to encourage the citizens, businesses, organizations, and governments in our community to understand what they can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to get started with the challenge ahead.
We're not just talking about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we're actually DOING something about it. Be sure to check out our CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb) Program link above!
Making smart energy choices has many benefits beyond the fight to curb global warming. Better air quality (both visually and from a human health standpoint), reduction in mountain top removal coal mining, a more secure energy future for our nation, and lowering our overall energy costs are some of these benefits.
The navigation bar above will guide you to all the details about our organization and programs, including how YOU can get involved to help in this urgent campaign. Thanks for your support and interest!!!