US mayors recognized for climate protection efforts focused on EVs, renewables

Los Angeles and Fayetteville, AR were recognized as winners of the 13th annual Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards, an initiative from The U.S. Conference of Mayors in partnership with Walmart.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti accepted the award in the large city category for his city’s work on electric vehicles (EVs), especially the creation of the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative in 2018. Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan took home the small city category award in recognition of the city’s investment in the largest solar power project in Arkansas.

Large city honorable mentions went to the mayors of Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York City and Salt Lake City. Honorable mentions for the small city category went to the mayors of Asheville, NC; Hanover Park, IL; Lake Worth Beach, FL; Milpitas, CA and West Springfield, MA.

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