Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Be a climate action leader!


COP26 protest sign. Image: Sarah Wilson  From BigIssue.com

Please consider applying to be part of the city's community climate action plan team. We need strong climate activists who will work to ensure our climate action plan is strong, substantive, and action-oriented. If you are a young person who will be most affected by doing too little too late, you need to be on this team.

The City of La Crosse is accepting applications for Climate Action Plan Team participants

(LA CROSSE, Wis. November 9, 2021) The City of La Crosse is beginning the planning process for the City’s first Climate Action Plan. Climate action plans are comprehensive roadmaps that outline the specific Strategies and Actions that a city will implement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to help the community increase its resilience to climate change. The plan will be created by a multi-stakeholder CAP Planning Team facilitated and supported by the City’s Climate Action Plan consultant, paleBLUEdot llc.

CAP Team members will work collaboratively to co-create the City’s plan by exploring, creating, reviewing, refining, and supporting the prioritization of actions to achieve the City’s climate goals. The CAP Team will include City staff members, representatives of other public agencies, and consultant team members. The City seeks to also include community members in this collaborative planning team.

The planning team will work together through a series of 7 or 8 workshop meetings expected to begin January 2022 and continue through August 2022. Team members will also be asked to complete tasks between work-shop sessions. The total time commitment including meetings and tasks between meetings is estimated to be approximately 8 hours per month.

Community participants and need no experience or background knowledge in climate science to be significant contributors on this team. The City is accepting applications from community members 16 and older - however, please note that parent or guardian approval will be required for prior to participation by applicants who are under 18. We encourage you to apply by completing the application form prior to 4pm, Wednesday, November 24th, 2021.

Find the application here: https://www.lacrosseclimateactionplan.org/news/participate-on-the-citys-climate-action-plan-team

Thank you,

Lewis Kuhlman, AICP, Environmental Planner (He/Him) City of La Crosse, 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, WI  54601  608-789-7361

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