Climate Emergency Resolution

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On October 8, 2019, the Longmont City Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency (read the full text here), establishing Longmont's intent to take immediate and accelerated action to address the climate crisis. This a resident-initiated resolution that was passed by a unanimous vote of the Council.

PROJECT UPDATE:

On August 25, City Council reviewed the Climate Action Recommendations Report. The Council received input from City Advisory Boards on the recommendations put forward and discussed the next steps in response to the report. City Council directed City Staff to evaluate all 27 recommendations against a set of criteria including cost-benefit analysis, GHG reduction potential, ease of implementation, and community and equity analysis and report back to City Council with the results of such analysis for City Council review.


Overview

On October 8, 2019, the Longmont City Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency (read the full text here), establishing Longmont's intent to take immediate and accelerated action to address the climate crisis. This a resident-initiated resolution that was passed by a unanimous vote of the Council.

The resolution challenges not only the municipal government of Longmont, but also its residents, businesses and community partners, to take action to combat climate change. This site is your place not only to learn about what the City of Longmont is doing, but also to share your actions, ideas and stories about what you are doing to help.

How you can take action:

In order to achieve the change needed on the scale required to address climate change, we will need everyone’s help and we hope that you will continue to stay involved.

Below are many ways that you can participate in climate action efforts outside of the Climate Action Task Force.

  1. Start using tips that other residents and local businesses have been doing or submit your own under the "Earth-Saving Tips" tab
  2. Read how your neighbors and local businesses have been affected by climate change (and how they combat it) or submit your own story under "Your Stories" tab
  3. We plan to form subcommittees to focus on specific topic areas of climate action. As we create those subcommittees, we will announce opportunities on multiple channels, including Engage Longmont.
  4. Interested in social equity in climate action? Select this link to learn more about the Just Transition Plan (JTP) Committee. Or select this link to sign-up for the JTP newsletter.
  5. Join the Longmont Sustainability Coalition! This is a great avenue to stay connected to all things sustainability, including climate action. This group is open to anyone and will be providing feedback on climate action strategies that come out of the Task Force and Just Transition Plan Committee, as well as supporting community engagement efforts. You can find more information here.
  6. Become a sustainability volunteer! Volunteers help table at events, give community presentations, and help promote sustainability resources and events.

Just want to stay in the loop? We have a quarterly sustainability newsletter that provide information and updates on what’s happening in the world of sustainability in Longmont. Click here to subscribe.


PROJECT UPDATE:

On August 25, City Council reviewed the Climate Action Recommendations Report. The Council received input from City Advisory Boards on the recommendations put forward and discussed the next steps in response to the report. City Council directed City Staff to evaluate all 27 recommendations against a set of criteria including cost-benefit analysis, GHG reduction potential, ease of implementation, and community and equity analysis and report back to City Council with the results of such analysis for City Council review.


Overview

On October 8, 2019, the Longmont City Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency (read the full text here), establishing Longmont's intent to take immediate and accelerated action to address the climate crisis. This a resident-initiated resolution that was passed by a unanimous vote of the Council.

The resolution challenges not only the municipal government of Longmont, but also its residents, businesses and community partners, to take action to combat climate change. This site is your place not only to learn about what the City of Longmont is doing, but also to share your actions, ideas and stories about what you are doing to help.

How you can take action:

In order to achieve the change needed on the scale required to address climate change, we will need everyone’s help and we hope that you will continue to stay involved.

Below are many ways that you can participate in climate action efforts outside of the Climate Action Task Force.

  1. Start using tips that other residents and local businesses have been doing or submit your own under the "Earth-Saving Tips" tab
  2. Read how your neighbors and local businesses have been affected by climate change (and how they combat it) or submit your own story under "Your Stories" tab
  3. We plan to form subcommittees to focus on specific topic areas of climate action. As we create those subcommittees, we will announce opportunities on multiple channels, including Engage Longmont.
  4. Interested in social equity in climate action? Select this link to learn more about the Just Transition Plan (JTP) Committee. Or select this link to sign-up for the JTP newsletter.
  5. Join the Longmont Sustainability Coalition! This is a great avenue to stay connected to all things sustainability, including climate action. This group is open to anyone and will be providing feedback on climate action strategies that come out of the Task Force and Just Transition Plan Committee, as well as supporting community engagement efforts. You can find more information here.
  6. Become a sustainability volunteer! Volunteers help table at events, give community presentations, and help promote sustainability resources and events.

Just want to stay in the loop? We have a quarterly sustainability newsletter that provide information and updates on what’s happening in the world of sustainability in Longmont. Click here to subscribe.


Do you have a question about climate change or the resolution that was passed? Submit it below and a member of the team will answer your question. Please be patient with us as we find your answer; it might take a couple of days.

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    Good morning! I'm very interested in the Climate Action Task Force and the Just Transition Plan from the perspective of a long -term Science educator who is developing a diverse, just, and inclusive program for students ages 9-12- centered on place-based adaptive management. I've received a grant, have a curriculum, and am now looking for the best way to understand the needs of the local community. Am I correct that the applications for the CATF have closed? Also, I see the Just Transition Plan is (as it should be) bringing a core of "those not often heard and most often impacted by the effects of climate change." I would love to be part of all this, learning, listening, and including our your people in a meaningful way. I'd appreciate any insights on where I should apply, or even if I could come listen in. Appreciatively, Kate Goss (303) 702-1583

    Tehanu Asked 9 months ago

    Hi Kate,

    You are correct, the CATF applications have closed. You can access information on the JTP Committee, including how to apply, at bit.ly/jtp-get-involved. We saw that since you’ve posted this question, you have applied, so thank you for applying to the JTP Committee.

    We are also excited about the work that you are doing around working with youth and adaptation. In the future, as we move into climate adaptation, we may reach out to you to learn more about the work that you are already doing. Thank you for providing your phone number, we also have your e-mail from your JTP Committee application.