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Strong, Healthy & Just: Springfield Climate Action and Resilience Plan

Strong, Healthy & Just: Springfield Climate Action and Resilience Plan

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 CommissionPublic Health Institute of Western MAArise 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.

Interested in a free energy audit? Visit Ener-G-Save for more information. If you receive fuel assistance, please contact Springfield Partners for Community Action.

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 where you can explore the plan and track its progress. 

Stay tuned for events this fall as the implementation of the plan begins.

Background documents:

Learn more about the process
Strategies for climate resilience in different sectors:
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