Schwarzenegger Heads Climate Coalition of Cities and Corporations


Schwarzenegger Continues to Push Climate Group's Together Campaign
Today on World Environment Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be continuing his push on climate change by helping spearhead the arrival of The Climate Group's Together campaign on the US scene, with partners that include major brands like JP Morgan Chase, Dell, MySpace, Target, Nestlé Waters, Timberland, Fox, and Time Warner as well as seven major US city governments: New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Seattle, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. The campaign, which has been rolling in the UK for a year now, has already chieved some remarkable results, including getting Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and London's new supposedly climate-change skeptic mayor on one video; uniting major corporations like British Gas, BSkyB and Tesco to work together to reduce emissions; and let's not forget the groundbreaking, and very funny Energy Wasting Day. More details on today's initiative follow:
About the Together Campaign (from press release)
"The new campaign "Together" will make it easier for every American to fight climate change. The campaign is already a huge success in the UK where it was launched by Tony Blair last year and has so far helped millions British consumers save half a million tonnes of CO2 and over £100 million pounds on rising household bills.

"Protecting our environment is a job that belongs to each one of us. Together will help make this possible," said California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. "By making it easier and more affordable for Americans to fight climate change, we are taking a giant step towards a brighter and cleaner future [and] saying 'Hasta la Vista' to climate change."

While the 'Hasta la Vista' line may be getting a little tired now, we are pleased to see such major political and economic forces aligning themselves with the climate change cause, and we look forward to seeing some results. We do wonder whether Arnie arrived by private jet though, again. (To be fair, he almost certainly wouldn't be the only one...)

More on World Environment Day
Planet Green Offers 80 Ways to Celebrate World Environment Day
Planet Green Urges Us to Get "Together" on World Environment Day
An Interview with UNEP's Achim Steiner
Interview with Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, pt.1
Interview with Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, pt.2
More on Arnold Schwarzenegger's green record:
Arnold to Detroit: "Get Off Your Butt!!"
Schwarzenegger+Hummer+Green??
Schwarzenegger to Recommend Higher Gas Prices, CO2 Reports
Schwarzenegger Gets Flack for Private Jet Use

::Together::via press release::

Tags: Alternative Energy | Arnold Schwarzenegger | Carbon Dioxide | Carbon Emissions | Economics | Energy Efficiency | United Kingdom | United States

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