Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Vision for a green county; Prince George's County, MD; 2/2/09

Residents and lawmakers envision a ‘greener' Prince George's Business Gazette - Gaithersburg,MD,USA
"If we continue on the path of destroying our planet, there won't be a 22nd century. We can create change—it's not impossible," said the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, the keynote speaker and president and CEO of Hip Hop Caucus, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit organization that empowers young people in urban communities to participate in the policymaking process. "This isn't a segregated climate movement—it's for blacks, whites and scientists."
The town of Edmonston is setting an example; it is constructing the state's first green street, which will be made from recycled materials like glass and will include a large tree canopy, said Mayor Adam Ortiz.

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