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Salem, Beverly seek comment on climate action plan

Salem, Beverly seek comment on climate action plan

From the Salem News:

The cites of Beverly and Salem have released a draft of their plan to take on climate change and are asking the public to give their feedback.

Called Resilient Together, the 100-page document lays out the two cities’ collective plan to address climate change, with a focus on reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. The communities worked together on the document for nearly a year, led by a 36-member advisory committee and consultant Kim Lundgren Associates.

The plan sets a goal for Salem and Beverly to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 “while also enhancing the economic, environmental and social resilience of both communities,” according to a press release from the two cities.

Residents of both communities are invited to comment on the plan through June 20 at www.resilienttogether.org. The website provides an overview of the timeline, focus areas, core principles and ways for the public to engage. After receiving comments, the cities will finalize the plan and shift focus toward its implementation. …

Full article here.

Legislative Actions

Time critical actions:

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

We have created a municipal “sustainability checklist” that can help towns compare what they are doing with other towns, as well as get ideas and encourage collaboration. For residents, the checklist helps understand what towns are doing and not doing, as well as set priorities for local advocacy. For organizers, the checklist is an excellent tool to organize local groups around, and to build networks of people who care about sustainability.

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