Climate

  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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  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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