Yay, we’ve won a Climate Leadership Award!

Feb 26, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Fighting climate change is such a huge challenge that job of our Climate Program can feel daunting.  So it was great to get a big vote of confidence today, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Recognition of the City of Austin’s success, in implementing its aggressive municipal climate plan, came in the form of a national 2013 Climate Leadership Award, from EPA and three nonprofit partners.  Those are The Climate Registry, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and the Association of Climate Change Officers.  Staffer Jenell Moffett, and Will Wynn (who brought forward our Austin Climate Protection Plan as mayor) will be accepting the award tonight at the Climate Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.  We are the first city ever to receive an EPA climate Organizational Leadership award!

Read our FAQ sheet about our Climate Program.

Leadership requires followers, so please do follow the City’s example:

  • Join the City in reporting verified GHG emissions to The Climate Registry and/or the Carbon Disclosure Project.