Orlando takes part in Michael Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Change Challenge

in Orlando News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

ORLANDO, Fla. – UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking major steps to keep Orlando green.

On Friday, Bloomberg along with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer took a tour at the Orlando Utilities Commission after the city was selected for the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Change Challenge. 

Bloomberg started the program to help cut carbon emissions in U.S. cities. The reduction is equivalent of shuttering 10 coal-fired power plants and taking about 8.5 million cars off the roads. 

The program will also provide each city participating in the challenge $2.5 million along with the technical assistance it needs to cut carbon emissions.