Members Sought for Climate Protection Action Committee


4/4/2011

The City of Cambridge is looking for new members for its Climate Protection Action Committee. Appointees will fill a limited number of vacancies on the committee.

The committee, which consists of residents and representatives of the universities, the business community, and community organizations, advises the City on climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and measures.

Cambridge has been working on climate change action since 1999.   A Climate Protection Plan was adopted in 2002 by the City Council with an initial target year of 2010 for greenhouse gas emission reductions.  The committee is currently discussing recommendations on how Cambridge should proceed in setting targets for the future.  Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing climate change adaptation responses will require concerted action by the entire community, and the committee is an important element of the effort to help residents, businesses, institutions, and organizations incorporate energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other measures into their homes and work places.   

The committee meets on the second Thursday of the month, from 6-8 p.m., at Cambridge City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway.  Any Cambridge resident or representative of a business, institution, or organization based in Cambridge who would like to work to address climate change is welcome to apply.

To apply, send a letter before May 1, 2011 describing your interest and your background to jbolduc@cambridgema.gov or via mail to: John Bolduc, Community Development Department, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139. 

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