Climate

  June 2020

Implementation Process for Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan

In 2018, the Bellingham City Council adopted a resolution to create a Climate Action Plan Task Force that would develop a “Climate Protection Action Plan 2018 Update” (Climate Action Plan), and recommend policies to meet the city’s greenhouse gas reduction … Continue reading

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  June 2020

A History of City Climate Protection

The city of Bellingham has been involved in climate protection for 15 years. At the March 14, 2005, meeting, the City Council endorsed the Cities for Climate Protection program to reduce global warming and air pollution emissions. The council voted … Continue reading

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  March 2020

Bellingham Hires Climate and Energy Manager

The City of Bellingham has hired Seth Vidaña as its first-ever Climate and Energy Manager. He began in that position on Feb. 18, 2020. Vidaña has worked to create a more sustainable community and reduce energy consumption at Western Washington … Continue reading

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  January 2020

Whatcom County Climate Impact Advisory Committee

At the December 5, 2017 meeting, the Whatcom County Council voted to establish the Climate Impact Advisory Committee. The committee consists of 11 voting members with the council appointing the members. It will advise the council on the implementation of … Continue reading

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  January 2020

Responding to the Climate Emergency in Whatcom County

The Community Research Project was conducted on behalf of the Whatcom County Climate Impact Advisory Committee. The purpose of this project was to reach out to community leaders and stakeholders on their suggestions for a revised climate action plan. The … Continue reading

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  January 2020

City Climate Action Task Force Recommendations

  At long last, the city of Bellingham’s Climate Action Task Force was scheduled to present their research and recommendations at Bellingham City Council’s December 9, 2019, Committee of the Whole meeting. These dedicated professionals donated over 1,000 hours of … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Combating Climate Change on a Local Level

Climate change is already impacting our health, environment and economy in Whatcom County, and its effects will only accelerate in the future. Meanwhile, cities and counties across the country are coming to grips with what they must do to mitigate … Continue reading

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  December 2019

Whatcom County Climate Impact Advisory Committee

At the December 5, 2017 meeting, the Whatcom County Council voted to establish the Climate Impact Advisory Committee. The committee consists of 11 voting members with the council appointing the members. It will advise the County Council on the implementation … Continue reading

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  August 2019

Local Entities Address Climate Crisis

Buildings Work Group Architecture 2030’s Erin McDade was the first of three presenters for the Buildings Work Group at the June 5 Bellingham Climate Action Task Force meeting. She provided a comprehensive analysis of Bellingham’s current building stock, and made … Continue reading

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  July 2019

Climate Action Task Force: June Meeting Update

Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan Task Force’s June meeting included PowerPoint slide shows, so it was moved to City Council chambers. As I looked around the room, I guessed the change of location might also be due to the size of … Continue reading

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