Let’s move toward electric appliances
In her April 22 Town Crier column (“Earth gets a breather”), Los Altos Mayor Jan Pepper calls on us to protect our planet by addressing climate change with the same commitment and cooperation we have all been demonstrating in protecting ourselves and our community from COVID-19.
We now have an opportunity to do just that. By moving toward electric appliances in new construction (versus gas), we’ll reduce fossil fuel emissions exacerbating climate change.
The Los Altos City Council is considering adoption of building codes that would do this for all new construction. As a pediatrician concerned about leaving our children a healthy environment, I applaud such legislation.