The U.S. Conference of Mayors has recently formed the Climate Protection Council, aimed at bringing together business leaders and mayors to address climate change issues and discuss solutions for making cities more sustainable. The council was formed at the two-day Mayors Climate Protection Summit in Seattle Nov. 1-2, 2007. Aurora, Ohio-based lighting manufacturer TCP Inc. sponsored the summit and joins seven other charter members: Johnson Controls, The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, American Chemistry Council, DuPont, WalMart Stores, and Waste Management. Visit for more information.