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Published on December 6th, 2012 | by Adam Johnston

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Minneapolis Local Plan For Climate Action (Video)

December 6th, 2012 by  

 
From time to time, you hear about what specific cities are doing to battle climate change. Well, Minneapolis is no exception in the effort to stop global warming, and the Midwestern US city has done some cool things, including promote bike-sharing, and being a leader in clean-technology.

In a video recently put out by progressive state-based policy center Minnesota 2020, we get a glimpse of Minneapolis’ approach to addressing climate change via the Minneapolis Climate Action Plan.

Brendon Slotterback, Minneapolis sustainability program co-ordinator said the city’s action plan is a response to goals of local city council on this pressing issue. He said the Climate Action Plan aims to cut local greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2025, while 15% by 2015.

Here’s the video:

Worth highlighting, Slotterback notes that the city plans to take a three-point plan of attack in addressing carbon emissions, tackling the following areas:

  • Buildings and Energy
  • Transportation
  • Recycling

 


 
Slotterback sums everything up nicely regarding the need for a concrete plan here:

“We need to turn the corner on greenhouse gas emission in the next 5-10 years or face serious consequences in the future.”

While other cities have been getting more attention, Minneapolis is like a little gem that no one talks about enough. Congrats to the city for the neat stuff it has already accomplished and its intentions to do more. 
 
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Is currently studying at the School of the Environment Professional Development program in Renewable Energy from the University of Toronto. Adam graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a three-year B.A. combined major in Economics and Rhetoric, Writing & Communications. Adam also writes for Solar Love and also owns his own part time tax preparation business. His eventual goal is to be a cleantech policy analyst, and is currently sharpening his skills as a renewable energy writer. You can follow him on Twitter @adamjohnstonwpg or at www.adammjohnston.wordpress.com.



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