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Climate action survey open through May 3

 

Last updated 3/26/2021 at 12:38pm

A climate workshop sponsored by the city of Edmonds attracted local residents to participate virtually on March 25. The workshop included a short survey, which will remain open to the public through May 3 at http://www.bit.ly/3cnDDkz.

"I am really impressed with the ideas and energy that our community members put into this workshop," said Mayor Mike Nelson. "Taking action on the climate crisis is the most far-reaching challenge we face."

At the workshop, general information was presented about the City's aim for reducing greenhouse gases and achieving carbon-neutrality by 2050. Greenhouse gases have been found to cause changes to the climate and lead to the loss of life, greater storm events, more wildfires, major disruptions for wildlife and plants, and have many other impacts.

In Washington, greenhouse gases from operating automobiles and buildings are seen as the biggest contributions to the climate crisis.

Meeting attendees broke into small online groups to brainstorm ways to meet the city's climate goal. Strategies focused on buildings and energy; transportation; waste; and natural resources.

The city will be using community input and other information to develop a new climate action plan before the end of the year.

More information and a place to sign up for project updates can be found on the Edmonds website at: https://www.edmondsclimate.com/.

 

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