"Cool Down Chatt Town" Event Set For Aug. 8 To Celebrate The EPA's Clean Power Plan Passing

Monday, July 20, 2015

Cool Down Chatt Town, an event focused on community and sustainability in Chattanooga, will be held at Highland Park Commons, 2000 Union St. on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  

"The event is free and will have hands on workshops and family friendly activities beginning at 10 a.m.  Stay for lunch, to catch local vendors, food trucks, and live music until 2 p.m.  Bring your bike for the group ride around the beautiful Highland Park neighborhood," organizers said.

The event will be held to celebrate the passing of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.  The Clean Power Plan proposes guidelines for states to reduce power plant carbon emissions by 30 percent below 2005 levels. The CPP puts states in control to a cleaner, more efficient power fleet of the future by giving them the flexibility to choose how to meet their goals.

"Locally, the Chattanooga City Council just passed a resolution supporting the Clean Power Plan that can help create jobs, healthier citizens, economic benefits, and improved quality of life here. This resolution, proposed by Climate Chattanooga Health Energy for Everyone, opens the door for future neighborhood work, as all of us take actions in our homes to help use energy wisely and save on energy costs," officials said. 

A coalition of organizations in Chattanooga including Climate Chattanooga Healthy Energy for Everyone, Empower-Chattanooga (part of Green|Spaces), Cherokee Sierra Club Group, Moms' Clean Air Force, TN Environmental Council and the Highland Park Neighborhood Association are hosting Cool Down Chatt Town.


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