posted by Cian O'Donovan

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(10:10) Paris

Paris announces commitment to 10:10

10:10 France's Yann Arthus-Bertrand with mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoƫ

10:10 France's Yann Arthus-Bertrand with mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoƫ

The 10:10:10 celebrations received a massive boost yesterday when the city of Paris said a hearty "bonjour" to the 10:10 campaign. The pace at 10:10 HQ ahead of our Global Day Of Doing has been truly breathless - and we're just getting started. 
It's hard to think of a better start to 10:10:10 than the Parisian mayor, Bertrand Delanoë, signing a 10:10 pledge committing the entire French capital to dramatically cut its CO2 emissions.
 
But how is Paris going to achieve its 10%? Well:
  • The city will renovate 4,500 housing units per year to dramatically cut emissions.
  • The "city halls" of each of the 20 arrondissements  will be given a full energy saving refurb. 
  • The fleet of municipal vehicles will be optimized and streamlined.
  • Deep geothermal wells will be dug in the north-east of the city powering 12,000 homes. 

But hey, don't take my word for it. Get over to 10:10 France's site and read all about it.

Between now and Sunday night, thousands of people are going to be taking part in the planet's largest day of positive climate change action ever. And there's still time to join an event or set up your own.

Hop over to 1010global.org/101010 for full details.