Washoe County invites the community to participate in Climate Action Planning

by | May 15, 2024

Washoe County announces the development of its first-ever Community Climate Action Plan (CAP) as part of its commitment to sustainability and to net-zero community greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The County invites community members to participate in shaping the CAP by providing feedback through upcoming listening sessions and an online survey.  

The Reno area is the fastest-warming metro in the country, with direct impacts to public health and the environment. Washoe County seeks to address inequalities in climate change impacts, particularly among Low Income and Disadvantaged Communities (LIDACs), ensuring that greenhouse gas emission-reduction solutions prioritize equity and racial justice.  

Washoe County is hosting a series of in-person and virtual listening sessions throughout June to understand and incorporate diverse needs and perspectives from urban and rural communities. You can find additional details about these sessions on Washoe County’s Sustainability website. 

In-person community listening sessions   
Tuesday,  June 4, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the North Valleys Library  
Monday,  June 17, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Sparks Library  
Thursday,  June 20, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Incline Village Library  
Saturday,  June 22, 3 – 4 p.m. at the South Valleys Library  

Virtual community listening sessions, via Zoom  
Monday,  June 3, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  
Wednesday,  June 26, 12 – 1 p.m.  

In addition to the listening sessions, people who live and/or work in Washoe County can participate in the “Clean Air in Washoe County: Transportation and Residential Energy Use” survey. 

A Climate Action Plan is a strategic document that outlines measures and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and actively address climate challenges. It serves as an important communication tool for government and the public by defining greenhouse gas reduction goals based on local priorities and by developing a framework with tactical activities to help achieve those reduction goals. Community participation in shaping Washoe County’ Climate Action Plan is crucial for creating a more sustainable and equitable future for our community.  

For more information, visit Washoe County’s Sustainability website at http://www.washoecounty.gov/sustainability/.

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