PUEBLO—Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar joined the Climate Mayors coalition, a bipartisan network demonstrating climate leadership through meaningful actions in their communities. Mayor Gradisar joins the coalition of 48 represented states and nearly 60 million Americans.
“On behalf of the City of Pueblo, I’m looking forward to joining the local climate action leaders of Climate Mayors in fostering the sustainable, equitable and resilient cities of the future,” said Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar. “I’m joining a community where we can exchange tangible ideas and best practices with some of the country’s leading cities talking climate crisis.”
The Climate Mayors coalition reflect U.S. cities’ commitment to climate progress. In addition to local climate leadership and initiatives, Climate Mayors build political will for federal and global climate actions. Since 2014, over 500 member cities across the county have committed to emissions reduction and upholding the Paris Agreement through significant climate action and policy.
Mayor Gradisar has committed to electric vehicle (EV) fleet updates in the City of Pueblo, starting with the Pueblo Police Department and eventually expanding across all departments. This work has been expanded through offering more EV charging stations and partnering with the Colorado Energy Office to make energy efficiency more attainable and attractive for Pueblo residents.
Additionally, during the month of April Mayor Gradisar has committed to the Wyland National Mayor’s Water Challenge for Water Conservation, inviting residents to reduce water usage and evaluate efficiency in their homes. Throughout the month of April, Pueblo residents are invited to take the pledge and conserve their water usage. These energy efficiency benefits also lead to saved dollars and a more vibrant Pueblo community.
Climate Mayors was founded in 2014 and is a bipartisan, peer-to-peer network that has mobilized more than 750 U.S. mayors who demonstrate climate leadership through meaningful actions in their communities. To find out more information about Climate Mayors visit www.climatemayors.org.