The city of Bellingham is helping to stop global warming and getting some national recognition for it. As of January the city is purchasing 100% “green” power. Along with WWU and Whatcom County , the savings amount to reducing CO2 pollution by 34,000 tons or what would equate to taking 3,700 cars of the road for a year.
Bellingham ranks 7th among local governments and the 6 above it are all of larger population centers, but it is the largest local government to be using 100% of its energy from renewable resources. (See EPA Top 10) Scientific data clearly indicate that global warming will affect the lives of Bellingham residents in the future,” Bellingham Mayor Tim Douglas said. “Sea elevation changes and protecting our drinking water supply are just two examples of the challenges that lie ahead. We need to take thoughtful, deliberate steps to help reduce our impacts on our planet. Purchasing green power is one of those steps.”
For mote info see the City of Bellingham Website