Gainesville a Proud Member of ICLEI:International Council For LOCAL Environmental Initiatives
ICLEI: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, founded in 1990 as the ‘International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’, is an international association of local governments and national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development. The association was established when more than 200 local governments from 43 countries convened at its inaugural conference, the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, at the United Nations in New York in September 1990.
Gainesville became a member of ICLEI in 2006 http://www.icleiusa.org/about-iclei/@@memberprofile_browserview?a=0017000000POEnd. Since then our city commissioners have redoubled their efforts to take away private property rights and a local free market that facilitates private businesses. Through the ownership of GRU the city of Gainesville generates over 30 million dollars per year, paid by the rate payers (with special interests enjoying a variety of exemptions) into the general revenue fund that is then used to subsidize chosen businesses. ICLEI is an arm of the United Nations’ Agenda 21 working towards a global governance with emphasis on the American taxpayer subsidizing other countries through restrictions on our energy usage accompanied by huge transfers of citizen wealth to these countries.
About ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
ICLEI USA’s membership represents some of the most aggressive and innovative climate action happening in the United States including: innovative building codes in New York, carbon neutrality goals in Austin, light rail in Portland, renewable energy in San Jose to energy efficiency in North Little Rock – ICLEI USA’s members are moving forward on lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions and bolstering their sustainability efforts right now. For more information, please visit: www.icleiusa.org.
Go ahead…cruise around their website. It will make you cringe.