The Mayor’s “Carbon Challenge” Picks Up Ten Major Corporations


Thankfully, companies are much nicer with Bloomberg when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions than they are with banning soda.

In 2007, the Mayor announced the “Carbon Challenge;” an initiative from PlaNYC – the city’s sustainability program – that dares any organization in New York to lower its carbon emissions by 30 percent over the next decade. In the last six years, almost every university, hospital and municipal building in the city has hopped on the pro-Earth bandwagon. And, yesterday, Bloomberg added ten more (recognizable) names to the list.

You might’ve heard of these guys. American International Group, BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Google, JetBlue Airways, JPMorgan Chase, PVH and Bloomberg’s little company, Bloomberg LP? All together, these conglomerates take up 17 million square feet of residency in New York. “Their leadership on this issue is not only going to move our city toward a more sustainable future; we also hope it will inspire others to follow suit,” the Mayor commented.

Let’s give credit where credit is due: that’s a ton of ozone we’re saving here.

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