On September 14th Mike Bloomberg named Atlanta and Seattle in the first round of winning cities in the American Cities Climate Challenge. The cities were praised for their ambitious climate action plans and their specific projects aimed at the transit and buildings sectors. The winning cities will be provided resources and support in addition to funds.
The American Cities Climate Challenge is an initiative established by Mike Bloomberg to support the reduction of carbon pollution by making their buildings and transportation systems cleaner and more efficient. The former mayor of New York City has set aside $70 million for the program to be shared across all 20 cities. This initiative is part of the larger $200 million American Cities Initiative also created by Bloomberg.
(hat tip to Loreana Marciante)