Architect Ed Mazria introduced Architecture 2030 as a challenge to the architecture community to build more carbon-conscious structures -- specifically, to reduce fossil fuel emissions from new buildings by ten percent every five years with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.
Now, Architecture 2030 has partnered with the AIA and the National Government Advocacy Team to push the policy side of the 2030 proposal, rebranding the original challenge as Resolution No. 50, which calls on individuals to urge their mayors to adopt a plan of carbon neutrality for all buildings in their city.
Your mayor needs to hear early and often that they should support this initiative. Your message need not be explanatory; you simply need to ask for meaningful green buildings initiatives. Contact your Mayor by any means possible -personal contact, telephone call or email. Our message is simple: 1-Emphasize the fact that building usage accounts for an estimated 48% of all green house emissions. 2-Ask for support of Resolution 50, which promotes sustainable building and calls for carbon neutrality for all buildings by 2030.
The site provides links to directly contact city officials, talking points, a form letter draft, and extensive resources. The entire Resolution No. 50 can be read here
via: Social Design Notes
Thanks for this link. Our community is about to embark on the process of creating a comprehensive environmental plan. I think we need to encourage more people like Ed Mazria to talk, colleague to colleague, to get the architect and developer community convinced. In the end, they are the ones who will generate the most green innovation.