City Rolls Out Its Own Climate Action Plan

Published : Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 5:07 AM

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The City of Pasadena will report on work completed so far in the drafting of a Pasadena Climate Action Plan during an Open House on Thursday, March 23, at the Throop Universalist Church in Pasadena.

The meeting will be an “open house” format where the members of the community can stop by anytime between 6 and 8 p.m. Staff will be available to discuss draft strategies on how the City could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, collect comments and respond to questions.

The strategies were developed based on community feedback and input gathered from different City departments since a kickoff meeting in May 2013.

Before that kickoff, the Pasadena City Council in 2006 became a member of Local Governments for Sustainability, founded in 1990 as the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). The group is a network of over 1,000 cities, towns and metropolises committed ?to building? a sustainable future.

That same year, Pasadena adopted a Green City Action Plan which provided a progressive list of environmental initiatives for the City to take in its quest to become a sustainable and green community.

In 2007, the City joined a number of major California cities to create Green Cities California (GCC), a collaboration designed to cooperatively and collectively take action to accelerate local, regional, national, and international efforts to achieve sustainability.

In 2013, as a first step in preparing a Climate Action Plan, Pasadena completed an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions and sources, including a 2009 baseline inventory of emissions from municipal operations and communitywide activities, and a “business-as-usual” forecast for the years 2020 and 2035 if the City does not implement any new actions to reduce emissions.

Thursday’s Open House will be at Throop Hall of the Throop Universalist Church at 300 S. Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena.

Parking is available at Throop Hall parking lot and additional parking will be available on nearby streets, including Del Mar Blvd., Los Robles Avenue and Oakland Avenue.

Bike racks are available at the Throop Hall parking lot for people coming in by bicycle. Self-parking and valet parking are also available one block north at the Pasadena Hilton.

For more information, call Anita Cerna at (626) 744-6767 or email acerna@cityofpasadena.net.

You can also visit the Climate Action Plan website at www.cityofpasadena.net/climateactionplan.

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