He's back: Mayor Brainard speaks at climate conference

20141118 chelsea 122 Chelsea Henderson | September 20, 2018 |


Back in our newsfeed, Carmel, Indiana's climate crusading Mayor Jim Brainard attended the Global Climate Action Summit last week, where he expressed "concern" the Republican party is losing its appeal to younger voters.

"I'm very concerned about that," he said. "I see my role as trying to bring younger Republicans around." Famous in EcoRight circles (no pun intended) for his pragmatic traffic roundabouts, LED streetlights, and openness to talk about climate solutions, in a speech at the conference Brainard reiterated a frequent refrain as he called for bipartisanship: "I have yet to meet a Democrat or a Republican who doesn't want his family to drink clean water or breathe clean air." As he pointed out, "there's no Democratic or Republican way to fill potholes or plow snow, and climate should be nonpartisan because our planet demands it."


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