Climate

  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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  June 2019

Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan Task Force

The final report on recommended actions and resources needed to achieve greenhouse gas reductions will be delivered in the last quarter of 2019 with the task force terminating on December 31, 2019. Members Terms Expire 12/31/2019 Charles Barnhart Don Goldberg Christine … Continue reading

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  June 2019

Updating Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan

The city of Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan Task Force continues to barrel forward. Their monthly meetings typically include presentations on topics that pertain to lowering carbon emissions and updates from the task force’s work groups. Dear reader, please know that … Continue reading

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  May 2019

Three Incredible Days in Atlanta

 Editor’s Note: The column is digressing this month and covering a climate conference Betsy attended on March 14, 15 and 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. “You came to learn; you will leave to serve.” With these words, the March 2019 Atlanta … Continue reading

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  April 2019

Members of Bellingham Climate Action Plan Task Force

The final report on recommended actions and resources needed to achieve greenhouse gas reductions will be delivered in the last quarter of 2019 with the task force terminating on December 31, 2019. Members – Terms Expire 12/31/2019 Charles Barnhart Don Goldberg … Continue reading

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  April 2019

Bellingham’s Climate Action Task Force Meeting

On February 6, I attended the city’s monthly Climate Action Task Force meeting. It had been moved from the Mayor’s Board Room to City Council chambers, as three experts were scheduled to make presentations using PowerPoint slides. I wondered if … Continue reading

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  March 2019

Bellingham Climate Action Plan Task Force

At the May 7, 2018 meeting, the Bellingham City Council voted to establish the Climate Action Plan Task Force as part of the 2018 Climate Protection Action Plan. The committee consists of nine voting members appointed by the mayor and … Continue reading

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