Austin City Council -- recommit to Climate Protection

(Co-sponsored by Jake Stewart, frmr manager of the Austin Climate Protection Program, and Jon Lebkowsky, WorldChanging.com)

The City of Austin makes the goal of its Climate Protection Plan clear: to "make Austin the leading city in the nation in the fight against climate change."

We have created the petition below to show our support for the Mayor, City Council, Austin Energy, Austin's city leaders, and our diverse community of multiple stakeholders, to achieve rapid implementation of affordable, world-leading, climate solutions, immediately.

We, the citizens of Austin, TX, urge members of Austin City Council to officially recommit to our City's Climate Protection Program. We feel our City can and must do more, and we stand ready to support our City's commitment to world-changing leadership.

In 2007, just two years ago, when the Austin Climate Program was adopted, more than half of today's council was not yet elected, we had a different Mayor, and a different City Manager.  We urge our City's new leadership team to recommit the City to the bold, urgent and important goals laid out in 2007.

We ask that today's City leadership put climate solutions first on their agenda and make public their commitment to finding an affordable way forward.

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