Seattle officials have launched the Climate Action Plan, an initiative to make the city carbon neutral by 2050. The plan "calls for new funding to improve and expand bus service, to build the infrastructure to make it safer to walk or bike around, and to build out the region’s light-rail system, all to reduce the approximately 40 percent of greenhouse gases that comes from cars and trucks," according to The Seattle Times. Smart meters and energy audits also are planned. "We can do something meaningful, not just for the planet but also to create the city we want to live in, one that is safer to walk and bike and has cleaner air and water," City Councilman Mike O'Brien said.
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