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More than 90 cities across the United States have committed to run on 100% renewable energy, but how does a city go 100% renewable? Find out on this episode of One Small Step.
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More than 70% of global CO2 emissions come from cities and if more cities made the switch to 100% renewable energy utilizing solar energy, wind power, hydropower, and more, it could have a major impact on our climate change goals.

In this episode of One Small Step, Lucy talks with New York state activists as they lobby their representatives to commit to a renewable energy agenda and visits St. Petersburg, Florida to talk with the mayor and learn how a bunch of volunteers convinced the city to commit to a 100% renewable energy approach and more sustainable lifestyle.

Renewable energy is energy that is made from natural processes that don't run out, like wind or solar power, unlike fossil fuels, like oil and coal, that exist on Earth and also produce harmful greenhouse gases like CO2 and methane.

Renewable energy has an almost non-existent carbon footprint, which is one of many benefits to making the switch. It's clean so it reduces air pollution, and the investment in a renewable energy infrastructure creates new jobs in the solar and wind energy industries.

Right now, 6 U.S. cities run on solely renewable energy, with more and more following suit in an attempt to live a more sustainable life and reach our climate change goals.

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