Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ICLEI USA launches magazine Planet Earth

The mission of ICLEI USA's new carbon neutral publication, Planet Earth magazine, is to highlight today's environmental challenges and innovative solutions around the globe at the local level. 

Never before has the phrase, 'think globally, act locally' been more relevant; Local governments are recognizing that their communities are often the first to feel the impacts of worlwide issues such as climate change and they are taking their responsibility to the planet in stride. 

In the US, cities, towns and counties are taking the lead to address climate change, energy independence and sustainability. And they have turned these challenges into opportunities: Their pioneering solutions are helping to make their communities cleaner, more economically prosperous and more liveable. 

Planet Earth captures the ideas, best practices and success stories of ICLEI's U.S. Local government members—more than 600 strong—and highlights the global impact of thie locally-based revolution. 

In short, Planet Earth strives to convey the idea that 'local action moves the world' into words and images.

A digital copy of the first edition is available online. 

For more information about the magazine, please contact:
Don Knapp
Senior Communications Officer
ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
436 14th St., Suite 1520
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (510) 844-0699, Ext. 315
Fax: (510) 844-0698