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The tide is turning. Action against Climate Change is gaining traction…

Frequency and severity of forest fires in the west are rising rapidly.
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Acknowledging Climate Change and doing something about it is gaining momentum.  Here, locally, two environmental groups are sponsoring a local climate change action plans workshop

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Newport group and the 350 Oregon Central Coast will be sponsoring a workshop on how to develop local climate action plans and climate survey questionnaire for Lincoln County, Newport, and Lincoln City. The meeting will be held from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon, Tuesday, August 13, at the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St, Newport, Oregon.

“We will be seeking input from participants for the development of a climate change questionnaire as well as how to develop local climate action plans,” says Martin Desmond, one of the volunteer coordinators. “Our two groups received over 150 responses to our questionnaire last year. We are developing a more in-depth questionnaire to help us develop local climate action plans for Lincoln County and its towns and cities.”

 

A tentative survey questionnaire has already been drafted and will be reviewed and discussed at the meeting. The second part of the meeting will be to discuss what elements should be included in the development of local climate action plans. Many Oregon cities such as Corvallis, Eugene, Milwaukie, and Portland have already developed climate action plans. For example, climate change plans consist of an examination of the greenhouse gas emissions in the city and what can be done to mitigate the emissions.

The environmental groups plan to release the climate change questionnaire for public input in mid-September. Follow up meetings about the climate action plans will be scheduled in the fall months of 2019. The groups plan to release draft local climate action plans in January 2020.

For more information about the event, please contact Martin Desmond at cclnewport@gmail.com

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