Monday, January 14, 2008

Queens Named Coolest Borough in New York City

I liked the headline.
From CSRwire:
It's official. Queens is the coolest borough in New York. The Borough of Queens has turned in 3,014 old air conditioners and replaced them with energy-efficient ENERGY STAR(R) qualified models, making Queens the winner of the 2007 BE COOL Challenge. Thanks to their response to the challenge, the residents of Queens have prevented 405,623 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions and saved 371,450 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity.

"Now what I already knew is official: Queens is the coolest borough," said Borough President Helen Marshall. "Queens residents should be proud to have made this significant impact on the environment and of their effort to conserve energy. We won the BE COOL Challenge because it's our people that truly make Queens the coolest."...