Help the City take action on climate change

The City of Minneapolis is updating the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan, a roadmap to help the City reduce greenhouse gas pollution. The public is invited to two open houses to give feedback on draft recommendations now before the Climate Action Plan Steering Committee.

5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27
Powderhorn Park Community Center, 3400 15th Ave. S.

5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29
U of M Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.

The draft recommendations and a short survey to collect feedback are also available at www.minneapolismn.gov/sustainability/climate .

To respond to the challenges of climate change and energy security and as part of its commitment to being an eco-focused city, the City of Minneapolis has adopted targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The updated Climate Action Plan will incorporate current City efforts and recommend new initiatives that could reduce pollution in transportation, land use, buildings and waste while furthering the City’s goals for a healthy, growing and equitable community.

The consensus is clear: the global climate is changing and human activities are major contributors to that change. While climate change is a global issue, local action can make a difference. Over the last 10 months, the City has worked with public, private and nonprofit partners and the community to update the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan. For more information on the Climate Action Plan update, future meeting dates and ways Minneapolis residents can get involved, go to www.minneapolismn.gov/sustainability/climate.

Published Nov. 15, 2012