New Haven Independent: “‘Healthy City’ Pitch Launched”

Director of Community Engagement and Development Joel Tolman speaks to guests about the challenge.

Director of Community Engagement and Development Joel Tolman speaks to guests about the challenge.

A new coalition determined to tackle climate change gathered in a Crown Street art gallery—not to hide out, but to reach out.

The coalition of six environmental groups gathered at Artspace to make a pitch to about 50 people who sipped drinks and munched snacks donated by Elm City Market and Romeo & Cesare’s. The event took place Wednesday night to coincide with Futurecast, a new Artspace exhibit that focused on climate change(Read about that here.)

Event organizers asked people to sign an online pledge called the the Healthy City/Healthy Climate Challenge. The pledge asks citizens to commit to walking, biking or taking public transport twice a month; eating vegetarian twice a week; joining an environmental action alert list; choosing a 100 percent renewable source of electricity; recycling all glass, cans, paper and plastic; and composting. Read the full article at New Haven Independent.

2013-11-18T21:03:35+00:00

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