Promotion of Energy Audits Kicks off Launch to Springfield's Climate Action and Resilience Plan
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Mayor Sarno announced Springfield's "Strong, Healthy and Just: Climate Action and Resilience Plan". This plan came together through the participation of hundreds of residents and the hard work of community partners and the Climate Action & Resilience working group, including Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Public Health Institute of Western MA, Arise for Social Justice and the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition
The city aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and the mayor urged residents to take advantage of free home energy audits and financial aid to make their homes more energy efficient.
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Strong, Healthy & Just: Springfield Climate Action and Resilience Plan
PHIWM is working with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) and Arise for Social Justice on outreach and engagement of residents and key stakeholders. In addition to residents, we will be working to solicit input from leaders of local businesses, academic institutions, and community-based organizations about their concerns, suggestions, and best practices on how to reduce energy use and make Springfield a resilient, healthy city.
After a series of public meetings, the City of Springfield has finalized its climate action plan. The new plan: Strong, Healthy, and Just: Springfield Climate Action and Resilience Plan is available online.
Also, be sure to check out the city's dedicated dashboard at www.ResilientSpringfield.org where you can explore the plan and track its progress.
Stay tuned for events this fall as the implementation of the plan begins.
- Final Plan
- Learn about the current use of energy and emssions in Springfield
Greenhouse Gas Emission Summary
- Find out what neighborhoods and communities are most vulnerable
Social Vulnerability maps
Geographic Vulnerability maps
Learn more about the process
- PVPC Climate Action & Resilience Plan background documents
- Springfield Climate Justice Coalition
- Climate Change Risk Analysis: Assessment of Future Natural Disaster Threats and Impact on Springfield (Public Health Institute of Western MA, 2015)