Petition-- Mayor Walsh to track and publish environmental footprint (CO2e) !

Petition-- Mayor Walsh to track and publish environmental footprint (CO2e) !

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Alexander Place started this petition to Mayor Marty Walsh

THE PROBLEM?

Boston (Mayor Walsh) claims it’s “green” but is drastically increasing emissions and carbon footprint.

THE BACKGROUND:

Boston hosted the 2018 Mayor’s conference on climate change boasting itself as a green city—HOWEVER, Boston doesn’t measure its carbon footprint so there’s no data to back up its “Green” claim. In damning fashion—Boston has expanded fossil fuel pipelines in both West Roxbury and Downtown Boston and is allowing development that is heavily reliant on fossil fuels.

“Why should the new (and extravagantly luxurious) 1 Dalton tower have

appliances that run on fossil fuels (gas) and not electricity? Why was a fossil fuel pipeline built just for this building?”

It’s very apparent that Mayor Walsh cares more about championing high speed car racing events, the Olympics, and large companies such as Amazon and GE—THAN he cares about actually getting action done on climate change OR developing an affordable housing plan.

OUR QUESTION for Mayor Walsh:
How do you have time to develop elaborate plans for these extravagant projects, BUT do not have time to measure the environmental impacts of your city OR put together a comprehensive affordable housing plan???? It’s RIDICULOUS.

THE OBJECTIVE:

TRANSPARENCY. NEED City of Boston measure it’s carbon footprint and make the data public.

Plan of Action:

Sit-ins in the Mayor’s office and events (ongoing) until action is taken-- making the current carbon data public, and ensuring a carbon emissions report that is ongoing and updated. 

The Message:

“Mayor Walsh, while you have stated the goal of reducing carbon emissions 50% by 2020, the emissions in Boston have almost doubled during your tenure. Where are you tracking emissions? The development and new pipelines show more environmental damage than ever!" 

Your rhetoric is lies. In addition to the lies about falsifying the City’s carbon goals, you have also lied about requiring a safety plan for the West Roxbury pipeline (before the gas was turned on)…. The gas has been turned on and there is still no safety plan for this residential area that is in the incineration zone if there’s a mechanical problem.

ACTION:

1. The petition for online action. 

2. Using #WalshTrackEmissions on ALL social media.

3. Sit-ins and exposing Walsh on this important matter. 

 

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