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.


Tell your story

Share your story about how climate change has affected your life or your business and how you/your business have helped with the initiative! Submit photos (if available) and a short paragraph answering one of the following:

  • Why have you started to make changes in your life to help with the initiative?
  • What do you do in your everyday life to help stop and reverse climate change?
  • What has been the biggest and/or hardest change you have made?
  • What has your business done or has future plans to do to combat climate change and become more sustainable?

Thank you for your efforts you have done to help combat climate change and sharing those efforts with your neighbors, other local businesses and the City!

Regards,

Mayor and City Council 
City of Longmont Sustainability Program Staff
(303) 651-8416


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