Since 2002, officials at the Green Bay School District in Wisconsin have done a number of energy improvements that have saved, an estimated, 46.5 million-kilowatt hours of energy, 5 million-therms of gas, 163 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and $9.7 million.
Learn more about these improvements — which hich are being done by a “green team” of local contractors that includes several members of SMART Local 18, IBEW Local 158 and UA Local 400 — in our "Greening Green Bay Public Schools" video series.
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell called for action to better prepare Michigan’s infrastructure for the impact of a changing climate in a way that will also create and maintain good jobs for American workers.
Infrastructure and climate change are related issues. Our infrastructure protects us from climate change impacts, like extreme weather. It is tested and stressed by climate change. And, the inefficiencies contribute to climate change.