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ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Cities for Climate Protection Program by Nancy Hazard from Greening Greenfield

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  • It should be noted that Greenfield's public servants have violated Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution be creating an alliance with a foreign entity. The 'I' of ICLEI stands for International. This group was formed in 1990 to help the UN create what is now called 'Agenda 21' which is a comprehensive plan to manage every person on Earth, just like cattle.

    ICLEI develops off-the-shelf land use plans that are modeled after the Global Biodiversity Assessment report that identifies things like single family homes, private property ownership, traditional farming, power lines, farm ponds, and a litany of other common human amenities and UNsustainable.

    This is a vile organization that is 100% repugnant to the concept of constitutional protections within a free republic. If you take the time to evaluate the system of un-elected commissions and councils that ICLEI creates and works with, it is undeniable that we've allowed a soviet system to be constructed around us.

    By using a combination of 'Visioning' and the 'consensus process', citizens are being easily duped into cutting their own throat.

    This is AGENDA 21 slowly eating up local control mechanisms and destroying your ability to remain economically viable.

    ICLEI, the APA, Sierra Club, Chamber of Commerce and a small army of Land Trusts are classified as NGO's. It's also important to realize that an NGO is a UN certified organization committed to instituting their plan for sustainability....Agenda 21.

    You're witnessing the globalization and collateralization of American private property.
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  • Hazard Presentation ICLEI

    1. 1. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Cities for Climate Protection Program How Greenfield used it – How you can use it Nancy Hazard & Carol Letson www.GreeningGreenfield.org
    2. 2. Key Questions <ul><li>Who are we? What is Greening Greenfield? </li></ul><ul><li>What is ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did we choose it? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you find out by doing an audit? </li></ul><ul><li>What did we learn from the Audit? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we using the Audit? </li></ul><ul><li>DISCUSSION: How can it be useful to YOU? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Using “greening” as the economical and inspirational engine to help build a sustainable Greenfield so future generations can enjoy life in this beautiful abundant valley www.GreeningGreenfield.org Collaborative effort of the Greening Greenfield Energy Committee & Town of Greenfield
    4. 4. Climate Change - Faster Than we Thought PHOTO NASA © NRDC 2005
    5. 5. Economic Crisis Energy & More Source: EIA
    6. 6. GROWTH Population and the Planet <ul><li>In my lifetime population has doubled </li></ul><ul><li>from 3 billion to </li></ul><ul><li>over 6 billion </li></ul><ul><li>It took 50,000 hears for population to reach 1 billion but only another 123 years to reach 2 billion </li></ul><ul><li>BUT Our planet stayed the same size </li></ul>Source: Facing The Future, It’s All Connected
    7. 7. Resource Depletion oil, gas, coal, uranium, metals
    8. 8. Cities for Climate Protection program Greenfield Joined, Feb ’08 Goal: Help cities and towns reduce Climate Change emissions to ZERO worldwide. Philosophy: If you cannot measure it, you cannot control it.
    9. 9. Why Did We Choose ICLEI? We needed to get Gov on board! <ul><li>It is a respected international program - UN </li></ul><ul><li>It offers support - people, materials, & software </li></ul><ul><li>It gives Town Gov a step by step time line </li></ul><ul><li>It compliments other programs-TT, 10% etc. DON’T STOP DOING THESE! </li></ul>
    10. 10. What are the ICLEI steps? Where are we in the ICLEI process? 1. Sign on – designate staff liaisons – Feb. 2008 2. Engage People in the Process - ongoing 3. Get ICLEI software & training – June 2008 4. Conduct the Energy Audit & Emissions Analysis & Write Greenfield Energy Audit – June 2008 - May 2009
    11. 11. What are the Next Steps? 5. Set Long Term Goals – Feb 2009 By 2050: 80% reduction in C02 & ZERO energy dollars leaving the community 6. Analyze options & Set Achievable Milestones 7. Draft the Plan: Gov’t & Community-wide Plan 8. Implement the Plan 9. Monitor & Report Progress 10. Revise & RE-Implement Plan as Needed
    12. 12. Greenfield Energy Audit: Goals of the Audit Find out about our: - Energy use - Climate Change Emissions - Cost of our Energy TWO SEPARATE AUDITS - Community-wide use – big picture – gov part of this - Government use - details
    13. 13. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Mayor Christine Forgey Project Management & data analysis: </li></ul><ul><li>Sandy Shields, Director DPW and her staff - Nancy Hazard, WorldSustain & Greening Greenfield Energy Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Natalie Walker, Smith College Intern- data collection </li></ul><ul><li>Missy Stults, ICLEI, Local Governments for Sustainability- tech support </li></ul><ul><li>Utility companies: Berkshire Gas, WMECO, Sandri and Hess Oil </li></ul><ul><li>Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) </li></ul><ul><li>Franklin Regional Transit Association (FRTA) </li></ul><ul><li>Greenfield Assessors Office </li></ul><ul><li>Kuzmeskus Inc. Registry of Motor Vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>US Department of Energy </li></ul><ul><li>US Census Bureau </li></ul><ul><li>Funding: Greenfield residents, MTC, Smith College Photo credits: Peter Letson, Martha Rullman, Alan Twarog, Paul Newell, Dan Brown, Sandy Thomas </li></ul>
    14. 14. Comparisons: % Cost & % Climate Change Emissions Pie graphs look pretty much alike… so we will focus on cost (2001 gov data) Cost ($$) Climate Change Emissions Waste 20% Streetlights 9% Vehicles 12% Water/Sewer 11% Buildings 48%
    15. 15. Government Energy Costs <ul><li>FY01- $1.71 million or </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4.4% of the Town budget </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FY08 - $2.36 million or </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5.8% of the Town budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an Increase of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$645,995 (38%) </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Gov’t Energy: Building Efficiency Thousands of BTUs / Sq. Ft.
    17. 17. Gov’t Energy… Streetlight Costs FY01: $157,582 or 9% of total FY08: $141,346 or 12% of total 01-08…Energy use & Climate Change Emissions increased by 30% but costs went down 10%
    18. 18. <ul><li>Government energy use is </li></ul><ul><li>2.7% </li></ul><ul><li>of total community-wide energy use </li></ul> Community – Wide Audit
    19. 19. Data Sources <ul><li>Natural gas – From Berkshire Gas, for usage and cost, broken down by residential, commercial, industrial for FY01 & FY08 </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity – from WMECO , broken down by residential, commercial, industrial for FY08. Cost based on average $/kwh in Greenfield. FY01 3% more, based on fact that electricity usage dropped about 1% last few years. </li></ul><ul><li>Oil – Residential usage based on # of households that use oil in 2000 census + USDOE usage/household. Cost based on average cost in Greenfield in ‘01&’08. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Data Sources <ul><li>Oil – Commercial & Industrial – Usage based on square footage of buildings from Greenfield Assessors office and USDOE data on energy use per sq ft. </li></ul><ul><li>Propane, Wood, Coal – Residential usage based on # of households using that fuel as noted in 2000 Census and USDOE data on usage per household. Cost based on average cost in Greenfield in FY01 & FY08. </li></ul><ul><li>Propane, Wood, Coal – Commercial & Industrial usage was not available. </li></ul><ul><li>Gasoline & Diesel for Transportation – US Census, Registry of Motor Vehicles, and US DOE </li></ul>
    21. 21. Community-wide Audit… Most Startling Observation - $$ <ul><li>In FY2001 we spent </li></ul><ul><li>$48.1 million on energy </li></ul><ul><li>With 7,905 households that is $6,142 / household </li></ul><ul><li>With 18,666 people that is $2,601 / person </li></ul>
    22. 22. Most Startling Observation - $$$$$ In FY2008 we spent $85.8 million on energy Assuming the same number of people $10,951 / household $4,638 / person
    23. 23. Most Startling Observation - $$$$$ of the $85.8 million we spent on energy in FY2008 $67,144,850 left our community! 78% of the total
    24. 24. Community Energy Use….. 1/3 rd each sector
    25. 25. Transportation….. How Far do we Travel? What does it cost? How Get there? Miles traveled by vehicle type In 2008 we spent $32.5 mil. to travel 152 mil. miles Cost has doubled since 2001 08-SUV’s used more than 50% of the gas, only 37% of miles
    26. 26. Understanding fuel cost & CO2 emissions – by fuel type Today, electricity is the biggest CO2 emitter and the most expensive
    27. 27. Total Energy Used… by fuel type and sector Transportation used the most followed by electricity and oil
    28. 28. Air Pollution … Health Care Costs Health Care Without Harm calculates that emissions from our electrical use alone causes direct expenses of over ½ $mil each year, and an additional $5.4 mil per year in societal costs due to respiratory diseases, hospital visits, lost work, premature deaths.
    29. 29. Greenfield’s Commitment Mayor Forgey’s Announcement, January 15, 2009 By 2050 80% reduction in climate change emissions ZERO Greenfield energy $$$ leaving the region
    30. 30. Cities for Climate Protection SOFTWARE –does / does not do <ul><li>WHAT WORKS: </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets to gather data </li></ul><ul><li>Converts data to common unit of your choice (MMBtu) </li></ul><ul><li>Calculates climate change emissions (lbs, tons) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of gov’t energy use </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT’S MISSING: </li></ul><ul><li>COST not included in community-wide audit section </li></ul><ul><li>Data you enter is NOT visible in report – hard to ck data entry </li></ul><ul><li>?USE EPA Portfolio Manager for buildings? </li></ul><ul><li>Does NOT look at TYPES of use - elec, heat, transp fuels </li></ul>NEW Software Soon
    31. 31. ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection 6. Analyze options & Set Achievable Milestones 7. Draft the Plan: Gov’t & Community-wide Plan 8. Implement the Plan 9. Monitor & Report Progress 10. Revise & RE-Implement Plan as Needed NEXT STEP….. Create a plan!!
    32. 32. Government - Next Steps Assess - make a plan Buildings - FREE DOER Audits - $$ - ESCOs etc Transportation – buy fuel efficient cars Lighting – assess need – turn off – use eef Water Sewer – efficient pumps, heat recovery Waste management – reduce (pay as throw) etc Integrate concept of SUSTAINABILITY into the Town Master Plan
    33. 33. Individuals – Next steps Motivate!! – offer support, tools & $ Homeowners Business people Faith Communities Landlords Renters Youth etc. Set goals - Make pledges - Take Action LESS IS MORE!
    34. 34. Energy Use: Per Capita Source: UNEP, 1997 data Europe uses HALF what we use!
    35. 35. What we can do… State Gov taking action --- – MA Green Communities Act - MA Global Warming Solutions - Green Jobs Bill - cleaner electricity - RGGI This Audit makes Greenfield eligible for Green Communities $
    36. 36. Most Startling Observation - $$$$$ of the $85.8 million we spent on energy in FY2008 $67,144,850 left our community! 78% of the total
    37. 37. Step#1. “Doing More With Less” Shrink The Energy Pie
    38. 38. Step#1. “Doing More With Less” LOCAL HERO: Kris Walter Cutting home energy use 30% -40% reductions on utility bills
    39. 39. Step #2 – Make Zero Carbon Energy Cleanly, Renewably, Locally Hydropower for Electricity Solar on buildings and at the land fill Wind – regionally Biomass (wood) for Heat & Electricity Transp. fuel from Electricity & Biomass Geothermal
    40. 40. What we can do… Town and Community Action <ul><li>Samso, Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>became carbon neutral in 10 years </li></ul>Make Zero Carbon Energy
    41. 41. #3- Game Changing Idea…combine #1&#2 LOCAL HEROS: Van & Molly Wood Small Corp Cut Energy Use & Invested in Renewables Van & Molly Wood, Small Corp
    42. 42. #3 - Game changing idea… Build Zero Net Energy Buildings LOCAL HERO: Anne Perkins Anne Perkins, Rural Development Inc. Solar Village: Affordable Zero Net Energy Homes
    43. 43. #3. Game changing idea… Change how we get around! Walk…bike…take mass transit Telecommute…live near work Use a more fuel efficient car ….some day, switch fuels!
    44. 44. Let’s have FUN! Seeking and Implementing SOLUTIONS can be FUN! and REVITALIZE our town!
    45. 45. ACTION on our Web Site Workshops & Fact Sheets - How to Save $$ Workshops for - Homeowners - Business people - General public film series Action Study Groups www.GreeningGreenfield.org
    46. 46. TAKE ACTION Sign up for the 10% Challenge Get your lawn sign Today!!
    47. 47. Tabling at the Green Fair
    48. 48. TAKE ACTION On our web site: www.GreeningGreenfield.org find links to $2,000 - utility grants for home energy improvements-MassSAVE find how to get 40-60% off solar systems Interactive calculator
    49. 49. SUMMARY <ul><li>- ICLEI program helpful to get Town gov’t on board – ICLEI staff/knowledge helpful </li></ul><ul><li>Data collection process put new systems in place in Town gov record keeping </li></ul><ul><li>Data collected useful to raise awareness, and motivate people to make changes -- Btu/sq ft graph & $$$ leaving Town </li></ul><ul><li>We hope creating an Action Plan will continue to raise awareness and motivate </li></ul>
    50. 50. DISCUSSION <ul><li>- How could you see the ICLEI Cities for Climate Protection program being useful to your community? </li></ul><ul><li>- Where are you now in your process? </li></ul><ul><li>- How do you think you might use ICLEI? </li></ul><ul><li>If you decide to use it, What are your next steps? </li></ul><ul><li>www.iclei.org/usa & www.GreeeningGreenfield.org </li></ul>
    51. 52. Fuel Crazies #2 - $$ Staying or Going Out of Community industry averages for what % of $$ stays in the community for infrastructure, billing etc

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