Mayor Battle’s Council on Green Sustainable Industry
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Mayor Tommy Battle announces historic Council for Green Sustainability, Green Cities Summit
Mayor says Huntsville will "lead the nation" in green industry

HUNTSVILLE, AL (May 7, 2009) - Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle announced the formation of "The Mayor's Council for Green Sustainability" at a press conference today. The council, informally referred to as the "Green 13" has been tasked with reporting to the mayor recommendations on Huntsville becoming a national leader in green sustainable industry.

"We're here to our commitment to the green future of Huntsville," said Mayor Tommy Battle. "Today, I'm proud to announce that we are chartering a first of its kind initiative for the City of Huntsville, by establishing a goal for Huntsville to lead the nation in green sustainable initiatives."

The "Green 13" will spend between 6-9 months preparing its recommendations to the mayor. In addition to the recommendations about green industry in Huntsville, the "Green 13" will also unveil a quarterly report card system to grade Huntsville's green progress.

The "Green 13" will be formally introduced at the first ever Huntsville Green Cities ™ Summit on Monday, May 11th. The invitation-only event will be held at U.S. Space & Rocket Center's Educator Training Facility. Some 300 attendees are expected to participate in focus groups that will help shape the goals of the Mayor's Council for Green Sustainability.

"Our community wants this," said Mayor Battle. "And I want to make it clear that this is going to be a constantly evolving group. We're starting with 13, then we'll get 200, then 2,000 and all the way up to we have our entire city involved."

The Mayor's Council for Green Sustainability is co-chaired by Rodney Pennywell of Magnacom and Ruchi Singhal of Renewable Energy Outreach. The other members are: Randall Boyd, Fuqua & Partners Architects; Micah Bullard, Turner Universal; Jerry Cargile, 4Site; Gregory Cox, Cox International; Mike Dalen, Solid Earth; Dr. Kathleen Felker, Radiology of Huntsville; Mark Harris, Mark Harris Homes; Dick Reeves, Huntsville Angel Network; Dawn Stanley, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center; Cole Walker, United Properties; and Sally Parsons, Booz Allen Hamilton.

"The work these men and women are doing on behalf of the City of Huntsville is what will ensure we become a national leader in this effort," concluded Mayor Battle. For more information on the Huntsville Green Cities ™ Summit or the Mayor's Council for Green Sustainability please visit

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The Green 13 Council was commissioned on May 7th, 2009 at Huntsville City Hall Main Auditorium and for the next year will be working on developing an ambitious effort to put City Government on the Path to leave a legacy for future generations of Huntsville Citizens and Americans across the country.

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