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Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition

GOING ON A LOW-CARBON DIETGreening Your Home & Business


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Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition

Welcome from City of RoanokeDARLENE BURCHAMCity ManagerRoanoke, Virginia


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Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition

Introductions

  • Name

  • What you do

  • How did you get here today (Clean Commute Day)?


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Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition

Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition: How We Got HereDIANA CHRISTOPULOSBoard Chair


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Mission: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced in or caused by activities in the Roanoke region

  • GLOBAL WARMING

  • 387 parts per million (ppm)

  • THE TRUE COST OF ENERGY

  • $52 $104

  • 88.3%

  • SECURITY AND INDEPENDENCE

  • <10% >65%


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Mission: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced in or caused by activities in the Roanoke region

  • THE BUSINESS CASE

  • Save/make money

  • Avoid risk

  • Do the right thing


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Mission: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced in or caused by activities in the Roanoke region

  • WE ARE NOT SAVING THE PLANET…

  • WE ARE SAVING OURSELVES


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Roanoke Valley caused by activities in the Roanoke region Cool Cities Coalition

A sustainable energy future~ reduce emissions 2% per year from now through 2050


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Roanoke Valley caused by activities in the Roanoke region Cool Cities Coalition

RVCCC GOALS

  • LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. Work with local governments to measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH. Educate and influence the community as a whole to use smart, clean energy and reduce GHG emissions

  • COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION. Build a strong, effective local community organization

  • FUNDING. Adequately fund RVCCC initiatives


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Local governments caused by activities in the Roanoke region

HOW TO BE A COOL CITY/COUNTY:

  • Make a public commitment to measure and reduce emissions

  • Measure emissions (community and government)

  • Set a target for emissions reduction

  • Make a plan (with community involvement)

  • Implement the plan

  • Monitor the results


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800+ communities and counting... caused by activities in the Roanoke region

US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement

Virginia’s “Cool Cities”:Alexandria

Blacksburg

Charlottesville

Newport News

Portsmouth

Richmond

Salem [2008]

Virginia Beach

Williamsburg

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Cool Counties Climate Stabilization Initiative caused by activities in the Roanoke region

  • Virginia’s “Cool Counties”:

    • Albemarle

    • Arlington

    • Fairfax

    • New Kent

    • James City


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ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability caused by activities in the Roanoke region

ICLEI members in Virginia:

Albemarle County

Arlington County

Blacksburg

Charlottesville

Harrisonburg

Norfolk

Roanoke

Roanoke County

Warrenton

Underlined governments have completed baseline emissions measurement


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Local governments caused by activities in the Roanoke region

Local government summary


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Local governments caused by activities in the Roanoke region

Green Government ChallengeVirginia Municipal League

“a friendly competition designed to encourage implementation of specific environmental policies and practical actions that reduce the carbon emissions generated by both the local government and the broader community”

11 categories

30 action items


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Community outreach. caused by activities in the Roanoke regionEducate and influence the community as a whole to use smart, clean energy and reduce GHG emissions.

We could save this much energy NOW

Conservation + efficiency + renewables = smart, clean energy


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Community outreach caused by activities in the Roanoke region

“Lighting the way to a better world”

RVCCC investment: $7,200

Savings to citizens: $151,200

*Over the life of the bulb


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Community outreach caused by activities in the Roanoke region

“Lighting the way to a better world”


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Community outreach caused by activities in the Roanoke region

RVCCC presentations

RVCCC presentations


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Community outreach caused by activities in the Roanoke region

RVCCC presentations

Partial list of presentation hosts.

Antioch Church of the Brethren, Rocky Mount… Bent Mountain Women's Club… Catawba Community Club…City Council of Bristol, Tennessee… City Council of Roanoke… City Council of Salem… First United Methodist Church, Salem… FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway Board of Directors… Hollins University… Genesis Rehab employees… Glenvar High School… Goodwill Industries of the Valleys… Grandin Theatre… Greater Raleigh Court Civic League… Greene Memorial United Methodist Church… James Madison Middle School… Kiwanis Club of Big Lick… Kiwanis Club of Roanoke… Leadership Forward… Mill Mountain Discovery Center… North Lakes Civic League… Public libraries: Salem, Franklin County, Roanoke City, Botetourt County, Roanoke County, Washington County… Roanoke College… Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op… Roanoke Rose Club… Roanoke Valley Ministers Conference… Roanoke Valley Rotary Club… Star City Striders…The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke… Virginia Statewide Neighborhood Conference…West Salem Rotary Club… Roanoke United Methodist Home… Alpha Delta Kappa… United Methodist Women, St Marks UMC, Daleville… Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce…Blue Ridge Wildflower Society… United Methodist Women, Raleigh Court UMC… Edgewood Morwanda Summit Hills Civic Association… Birthday Club of Mountain View Recreation Center… Clearbrook Civic League… Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council


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Community outreach caused by activities in the Roanoke region

RVCCC presentations

“We Are All Smith Islanders”

“Kilowatt Ours”

“Climate Change Presentation”

Choose your customized program…

“Smart Energy Solutions”

“Energy Crossroads”

“The Climate of Change”

“The Power of the Sun”

“The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil”

“Green Building - Green Business”

“Home Energy Conservation and Efficiency”

“ENERGY: Critical Choices Ahead” (1974)


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Community outreach caused by activities in the Roanoke region

RVCCC presentations

  • “Putting a Chill On Global Warming” (Hollins University Film Festival)

    • 4 weeks

  • 6 films

  • 23 panelists

  • 400+ participants


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    Community outreach caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Media/Website

    www.rvccc.org


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    Community outreach caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Build a strong, effective local community organization.

    • St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 2008

    • “Mean Green Machines”


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    Community organization caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Build a strong, effective local community organization.

    • RVCCC Affiliates

    • 97 affiliates

    • 23 nonprofit/religious/ educational

    • 35 businesses

    • 39 individuals

    • Representing over 15,000 citizens


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    Community organization caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Build a strong, effective local community organization.

    NONPROFIT, RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    Association of Energy Conservation Professionals ~ Association for Regenerative Culture, Inc. ~ BE-Cooperative.org ~ Big Lick Green Drinks ~ BikeWalk Roanoke Valley ~ Climate Action Network (CCAN) ~ Clean Valley Council, Inc. ~ FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway ~ Gereau Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration ~ Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council ~ Goodwill Industries of the Valleys ~ Greater Raleigh Court Civic League ~ Greater Roanoke Valley Asthma & Air Quality Coalition ~ Hollins University Impact + Amplify ~ Pathfinders for Greenways ~ The Religious Society of Friends (Roanoke Quaker Meeting) ~ RIDE Solutions ~ Roanoke Public Libraries ~ Sierra Club, Roanoke Group ~ SW Virginia Chapter US Green Building Council ~ The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke ~ Virginians for Appropriate Roads


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    Community organization caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Build a strong, effective local community organization.

    BUSINESSES

    1-800-GOT-JUNK? ~ Animal Art By Meg Hibbert ~ Breakell Inc. ~ Clark & Company, Cloverdale ~ Coker Composting & Consulting ~ Custom Design Cabinets, Roanoke ~ Direct Connect Solar & Electric, Check, VA ~ Fork in the Alley Brick Oven Pub ~ Gallery 108 ~ Good To Go Foods ~ Grandin Gardens ~ Green Roofs of Virginia, LLC ~ Hill Studio ~ The Hopkins Group - Business Brokers / Realtors ~ Misty Gregg, Shaklee Independent Dist.~ Icon Development LLC, Roanoke ~ Integral Health ~ The Issues Management Group, Roanoke ~ Krull and Company ~ Liberty Stone Works ~ Nature Neutral Building Supply, Charlottesville ~ Nelligan Insulation, Inc., Lynchburg ~ Quantum Enterprises, Vinton ~ Rainwater Management Solutions ~ Roanoke Cement ~ Rob Clark, Realtor ~ Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op ~ Roanoke Tails Magazine ~ Sav-Elec, Inc. ~ Seven Springs Farm ~ SimpliFine ~ SmithLewis Architecture ~ Spectrum Design, PC, Roanoke ~ Sustainable Building Concepts, LLC ~ TerraZia Corporation ~ The Yoga Center


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    Community organization caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Build a strong, effective local community organization.

    INDIVIDUALS

    Rebekah F.Alpisa ~ Jennings T. Bird ~ Mary Bishop ~ Maya Bohler ~ Chad & Shelley Braby ~ Richard Buckingham ~ Karen Cairns Rob Clark, REALTOR® ~ Caryl Connolly ~ Dan Crawford ~ Rupert Cutler ~ Bill Dandridge ~ Kathyrn Debnar ~ Bob Egbert ~ Gloria Elliott ~ Jessica Fagan ~ Broaddus C. Fitzpatrick ~ Mark Garland ~ Sara Geres ~ Valley Farm ~ Ed Hamilton ~ Ann Howard ~ David King, River ~ Bruce Knappe ~ Edw. G. Kohinke, Sr. ~ Lea Lupkin ~ Robert Manetta ~ Sean McGinnis ~ Susan Jackson Mills, Ph.D. ~ Bill Modica ~ Jude Prashaw ~ Richard C. Pennock ~ John Renick ~ John Richardson ~ Monica C. Rokicki LEED AP ~ Carol Sease ~ Don Thacker ~ Paul Timmerman ~Paula Willis, Ph.D., EE


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    Roanoke Valley caused by activities in the Roanoke region Cool Cities Coalition

    Board of Directors

    Mary Bishop

    Stan Breakell

    Diana Christopulos

    Renee Godard

    Rupert Cutler

    Gregg Lewis

    Lea Lupkin

    Mark McClain

    Sean McGinnis

    www.rvccc.org


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    Funding caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Adequately fund RVCCC initiatives

    RVCCC affiliation is free. All funding has been entirely voluntarily. We thank those who helped us in 2007!

    • $1,000 or more

      • Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op

      • Roanoke Cement

    • $200-$350

      • American Lung Association/Greater Roanoke Valley Asthma and Air Quality Coalition

      • SmithLewis Architecture

      • Roanoke Group, Sierra Club

      • Broaddus Fitzpatrick

      • Diana Christopulos

    • $100-$150

      • Breakell, Inc.

      • Mary Bishop and Dan Crawford

      • David Bowers

      • Powell Foster

      • AECP/Billy Weitzenfeld

    • Additional donors

      • Maya Bohler

      • Charles Faggart

      • Chris Lazzuri

      • Catawba Community Club

      • Bob & Sue Egbert

      • First United Methodist Church Men's Group, Salem

      • Good to Go Foods

      • Sean & Amy McGinnis

      • Rupert Cutler

      • Rich Productions LLC

      • Green Memorial United Methodist Church Women

      • Keith Weinwurm

    Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition is a private, tax-exempt 501.c.3 organization registered in Virginia. All contributions are tax-deductible.


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    Funding caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Adequately fund RVCCC initiatives

    2008 Funding Highlights

    • “Going on a Low-Carbon Diet”

    • RIDE Solutions

    • Roanoke Cement

    • Spectrum Design

    • Sierra Club

    • Breakell, Inc.

    • Direct Connect Solar & Electric


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    Funding caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Adequately fund RVCCC initiatives

    2008 Funding Highlights

    • Grant to Assist Local Governments in Measuring and Reducing Government and Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Summer 2008)

    • Roanoke Cement ~ 12K

    • Sierra Club, Virginia Chapter ~ 1K

    • Gallery 108 fund raiser for RVCCC ~ October 2008

    • “Pleine aire” painting

    • Auction at Claude Moore, October 25, 2008


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    We are not saving the planet…

    We are saving ourselves


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    Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    “From Crumbling Ruin to LEED Gold Candidate: Restoring the Claude Moore Education Complex”GREGG LEWISPrincipalSmithLewis Architecture


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    Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    “How to Measure Your Carbon Footprint… and Why It is Worth Doing”SEAN McGINNISSenior Research Scientist and Director of Green EngineeringVirginia Tech


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    Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    “How to Measure Your Carbon Footprint… and Why It is Worth Doing”Each tablePlease appoint a reporterHave you measured your carbon footprint?What questions do you have about how or why?2 minutes per person2-minute table report


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    “Low-Carbon Successes… planned and achieved”DEBBY FREEDAlternative Transportation ManagerVirginia Tech


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    Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    “Low-Carbon Successes… planned and achieved”JOHN GARLANDPresidentSpectrum Design


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    Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    “Low-Carbon Successes… planned and achieved”Appoint a reporterWhat have you done to reduce your carbon footprint?2 minutes/person2-minute report


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    Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition caused by activities in the Roanoke region

    Thank you for coming!Conference evaluationBuffet lunch Big Lick Greenway rideTour of Claude Moore facilityRVCCC Board meeting – 2 PM


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