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MAYOR PARTICIPATES IN CLIMATE PROTECTION FORUM AT HARVARD
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Mayor Hannemann described key components of his administration's 21st Century Ahupuaa sustainability plan and contributions to the battle to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
He said, "We in
He also answered questions about the USCM's national efforts: "We need to get more people involved in the critical issues of climate protection and sustainability, especially our young people. Eighty percent of all Americans know about and believe that global warming is occurring, but less than 40 percent recognize it as a major priority."
The forum was attended by new mayors from across the
Hannemann, as chairman of the USCM's standing committee on tourism, arts, parks, entertainment, and sports, also participated in the ArtsVoteNH forum in
The mayor was instrumental in having tourism and arts made part of the USCM's 10-Point Plan, which outlines city priorities to be presented to the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and Presidential candidates.
Mayor Hannemann also underscored the importance of exposure to the arts as a key to the early education process, saying, "It's a fact that children who receive significant grounding in art education go on to do better in other subjects than art-poor students. We need to stimulate creativity in our young people in order to help them succeed."
He and the
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|Friday, November 30, 2007|