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Menlo Park mayor seeing green

By ngonzales
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 at 2:52 pm in Uncategorized.

Kelly FergussonMenlo Park’s effort to be environmentally-friendly is garnering Mayor Kelly Fergusson increased attention from the green world.

The city recently launched the Green Ribbon Citizens’ Committee to explore measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote clean alternative energy sources. Along the way, Fergusson has found herself talking at conferences studying green technology.

“I hope Menlo Park serves as a model for other cities,” she said. “All of a sudden, I’m at events. All of a sudden I’ve become an expert in this.”

Recently, she spoke at the Green California Summit in Sacramento and participated at a Sunnyvale event about global warming. She talked about ways to tackle gas emissions, Menlo Park’s green campaign and other related issues.

Menlo Park is also getting attention from documentary filmmakers. Fergusson said a local filmmaker shot the first meeting of Menlo Park’s Green Ribbon task force, and may chronicle the city’s ongoing effort.

“Another filmmaker interviewing cities all over country about reducing gas emissions interviewed me as well,” the mayor said.

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