Monroe County prepares for Phase II of Climate Action Plan

Monroe County prepares for Phase II of Climate Action Plan

Municipalities across the country are working to reduce the carbon footprint, including Monroe County, which hopes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. 
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Stakeholders and residents can learn more about Phase II of Monroe County’s Climate Action Plan at a pair of March 15 online workshops.

The workshops (set for noon and 6 p.m.) are designed for county residents, business and property owners, community leaders, community organizations and other stakeholders to meet the Climate Action Plan steering committee and consultant team, learn about Phase I and hear more specifics about Phase II.

“This is a critical opportunity for residents to get involved and help shape the future of our community,” County Executive Adam Bello said in a news release. “Our community has already made great progress in reducing our carbon footprint and becoming more sustainable, but there is still much work to be done. Together we can create a healthier, more resilient community for generations to come.”

The Climate Action Plan is a comprehensive, strategic effort to address and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the related environmental and climactic effects.

Phase I analyzed emissions from county-operated facilities and identified ways to help the county reach it’s goal of an 80 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2050.

“Monroe County is taking bold steps toward creating a healthier, more equitable and more resilient community,” said County Legislator Michael Yudelson, co-chair of the Climate Action Advisory Committee.

Phase II will focus on community-wide GHG emissions, including residential, commercial, industrial, municipal and all other energy-dependent activities that take place within the county.

To register for the workshops, visit the climate action website.

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