MCCO near complete - next steps
Norm Roulet <norm [dot] roulet [at] gmail [dot] com> Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 12:40 PM
To: Chris Ronayne <Cronayne [at] universitycircle [dot] org>
Cc: hershel daniels <hersheldanielsjunior [at] gmail [dot] com>
I'm pleased to see posted to the MCCO site that they are now committed to shutting down their coal boilers and will add no more. You should feel great satisfaction for this - 1,000,000s of lives will be bettered in very few years - and I appreciated your help accomplishing this.
As next steps, I am working with Hershel Daniels (cc'd here) and Cincinnati Change on many initiatives in Cincinnati and Cleveland and I have asked them to act as environmental justice change agents and mangers in collaboration with organizations and government here to completely eliminate lead poisoning in East Cleveland, to create a community that recognizes, supports and treats all lead poisoned victims as victims, in education and justice, to make the community a global model of transformation for that. I'm working with the EPA and other Federal agencies in DC to bring significant help here to address remaining environmental justice issues - especially lead poisoning.
In addition to creating 1,000s of jobs painting, landscaping, training, educating, counseling, treating, researching, analyzing, mapping, etc., for which there is real federal funding (including $4.5 million just allocated to Cleveland and Cincinnati this month), this will offer our business, academic and medical communities the opportunity to take global leadership addressing one of the world's greatest challenges.
Through Hershel I am connecting all the key players worldwide to accomplish this, and you are certainly one of the most important connectors for this moving forward in the University Circle area and region. I'll be largely focused on other responsibilities - as soon as possible, I'd like to arrange for you, Hershel and I to teleconference on some next steps.
Again, congratulations on the transition of University Circle away from coal - this will bring a brighter, greener new day for each and all of us.
Email us when we may connect by phone, and I look forward to moving on,
ICEarth - realNEO - real coop
norm [at] realneo [dot] us