Clinton Climate Initiative Boom Hits All Economies

earth-443.jpgThe Clinton Climate Initiative’s C4O program is a $5 Billion fund to make 40 selected cities significantly more energy efficient by promoting greener building and other best practices. The money is coming from several of the world’s largest banks and a number of companies will be involved in providing engineering, consulting and auditing services.
It’s an obvious boon to the cities in question, as well as to other cities who might learn by example or get free advice, not to mention the long term economic and environmental benefits of simply saving on energy consumption. Here’s another story that hits home – smaller economies, such as Milwaukee’s (as described in this article) which does not fall on the list of recipients, will benefit hugely by virtue of the fact that Johnson Controls is headquartered there and has chosen to jump on this opportunity. Kudos to them, and kudos to the author of the article who is helping to turn local sentiment greener by making mention of this.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.