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Date:
April 22, 2019
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Location:
City Hall lawn
Address:
701 Laurel St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Contact:
650-776-8995
Cost:
FREE
ADA:
Yes
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Earth Day Resolution on Climate and Sustainability Signing Ceremony

Monday, April 22, 2019

Please join us for a celebration and signing event for the call to climate and sustainability action in Menlo Park.

Join us and celebrate Earth Day 2019!

At its regular meeting Tuesday, April 16, 2019, the City Council unanimously approved and authorized the Mayor to sign this resolution reaffirming the City’s commitment to tackle climate change at a local level.

The resolution is designed to inspire the confidence and optimism that we have in Menlo Park to focus on climate solutions at the scale needed to address the magnitude of the climate crisis we are facing.
 
The resolution includes 
  • Climate Goals: Adopt a new Climate Action Plan that accelerates a near term transition to carbon neutrality, maximizes GHG reductions by 2030, spurs innovation and creates jobs, and prepares for the impacts of climate change on public health, infrastructure, the economy, ecosystems and public spaces in our community
  • Smart City Planning: Incorporate climate and sustainability into all city policies, programs and plans
  • Public Outreach and Benchmarking Progress: Increase public outreach on the city’s community-wide sustainability and resilience efforts, including regular reporting on progress towards GHG reduction goals, actions, and policies
  • Equity: Recognize the needs of all community members through environmental and social justice, and a commitment to create equitable investment, planning, and services for a more cohesive city of Menlo Park
  • Sustainable Mobility: Implement transportation policies that eliminate carbon pollution and reduce congestion, creating more convenient and safe options for bicycling, walking and riding public transit, while supporting a transition to electric vehicles
  • Zero Carbon Buildings: Ensure that new homes and buildings are built with zero carbon electric heating and appliances, and work with regional partners to explore programs that assist home and building owners with upgrades that phase out fossil fuel use
  • Healthy Neighborhoods: Discourage the use of toxic chemicals among homeowners and businesses, including pesticides
  • Preserve the Landscape: Protect open space and natural resources as a part of the climate action plan and adaptation strategy