Public Hearing Tuesday On Everett’s Draft Climate Action Plan

December 2, 2019

Everett Government

On Tuesday night (Dec. 3rd) at 6:30 PM the Everett Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the City’s Draft Climate Action Plan. Here’s a bit of the vision as described in the plan.

Climate Action

This will be the 1st of many chances to be involved in the climate action plan for Everett, Washington. Click to enlarge.

Everett’s greatest impact on emissions reductions will likely be through creating and promoting a safe, healthy, and sustainable community with buildings, transit, freight movement, and cars powered by clean, renewable energy that fuels our thriving, local green economy. This green economy creates plentiful local green jobs that will employ the community and promotes low-carbon and low-waste goods. Through this plan, the City of Everett can demonstrate successful carbon reduction and help inform other communities.

Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are changing the climate in ways that threaten the vitality, livability, and prosperity of the Everett community. The City of Everett is projected to encounter changes in temperature, rain and snowfall, sea level, and flooding frequency. The City is committed to reducing local GHG emissions to help stabilize the global climate. This community-level Climate Action Plan (CAP) is the first of its kind for the City of Everett. It provides a long-term vision and strategic roadmap for reducing GHG emissions and preparing for climate change in the City. This CAP represents the first phase of an ongoing and evolving process.

You can click here to see the full 54 page draft climate action plan. If you’d like to comment during the public hearing it is being held in the City Council Chambers at 3002 Wetmore in downtown Everett starting at 6:30 PM.

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