Minneapolis residents can let their voices be heard on the Climate Equity Plan by taking part in the public comment period now through June 5. Input is critical in shaping the final version of the plan.
The Climate Equity Plan aims to make Minneapolis one of the most healthy and sustainable cities in the world.
Residents can take part in creating the Minneapolis Climate Equity Plan, as the public comment period is now open. People can review the plan and:
- Give feedback on specific strategies.
- Make general comments on the overall direction of the plan.
Reducing impact on climate change
The City strives to achieve an environmentally just, resilient, low-carbon and equitable city. The goal of the Climate Equity Plan is to significantly reduce climate pollution by 2030 and make the city carbon neutral by 2050.
The seven strategies to achieve the vision by 2030 are:
- Insulate and weatherize 30,000 homes with 5,000 of them in Green Zones.
- Cut by half the number of homes with an energy burden over 4%.
- Reduce fossil (natural) gas emissions by 30%.
- Train and support 1,000 Minneapolis residents for new green jobs.
- Expand green space, tree planting and local food production; remove carbon dioxide from the air.
- Improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings by 35%.
- Achieve 100% renewable electricity citywide, with 30% local solar energy.
The Health Department’s Sustainability team presented the initial Climate Equity Plan to the City Council’s Public Health and Safety Committee today.
The City strongly encourages all residents to take advantage of this opportunity to provide their input to help create a more sustainable and equitable future for all.
Residents can visit the City website to review and comment on the plan.