In 1996, Portland became the first city in the USA to officially attempt to reduce its green gas emissions. They, and the county surrounding them, have succeeded. In 2008 , their overall annual emissions declined almost to 1990 levels. By 2010, they hope and expect their emissions will be ten per cent lower than they were in 1990. They will have beaten the targets set by the Kyoto Protocol. Why cannot all cities emulate Portalnd, Oregon?
They can - if the political will is there. So lobby your local city council - tell them you want your city to emulate Portland.
Check out Portland's website for yourself - click on my link and then click on living and then click sustainable city - or Google City of Portland sustainability.