I'm sure I join countless other Western Pennsylvians in welcoming your account of the efforts of the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative and its Black and Gold City Goes Green campaign ("City Putting Energy Into First-of-Kind Initiative to Go Green," March 18).
The simple procedure of replacing our light bulbs is cited as a means not only to save money and energy, but also to reduce emissions of dreaded climate-changing gases. Kudos to Joylette Portlock of Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future for pointing out that if we all change our light bulbs locally, those heat-trapping gases might be reduced by 24 million pounds per year.
One would hope that efforts and initiatives like these, particularly local ones, might lead to further improvements in the defense of the environment. Certainly more attention could reasonably be given to thwarting the Bogey Man, whose baleful influence has been widely ignored, and, of course, our collective inattention to the clear danger of the sky falling is appalling. One hopes we can move forward together,
JOHN G. LINDEMULDER