Our Climate Change Action Plan has been updated - check it out!
The world's atmosphere is warming faster than scientists had anticipated. We can expect increasingly frequent and prolonged heat waves leading to drought, crop failure, and wild fires. Higher seas are causing storm surges, and more violent storms with heavier rainfall are generating floods and mudslides that can disrupt energy and food supplies.
Climate change is a state, national, and global priority and it has been a key initiative for our City Council for many years. We are committed to reducing carbon emissions in our community and we recognize the importance of local efforts. We have undertaken a variety of programs and actions aimed at reducing greenhouse gases in the residential and commercial energy, transportation, water, and waste sectors. Not only that, we are a recognized leader and received the first-ever statewide Beacon Award for Sustainability.
In partnership with the regional, state and federal governments, we are committed to reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050, with an interim goal of reducing emissions by at least 40% by 2030. But we will not attain this goal without active and coordinated partners in state and federal government as well as efforts in the community. Take the planet into consideration when you make decisions. What’s one more thing you can do to make your life a little greener?
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