Each week we share the stories that shouldn’t be missed. Local climate leaders, the latest in community climate action, and new climate research are all featured to highlight the good news coming out of cities. These are the top stories of the past week:
- In this P3 People Podcast, Ryan Stolley of the Utah Climate Action Network explains his approach to tackling the topic of climate change in a predominantly conservative state.
- This week, Salt Lake City published a plan titled “Climate Positive 2040” in which the city promises to combat climate change and carbon pollution.
- Leaders from the City of Portland, OR and Multnomah County have committed to moving to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.
- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that city-owned buildings will shift to 100 percent renewable energy by 2025 – the largest U.S. city to make such a pledge.
- “What if you’re wrong about climate change?” This question has been proven to change the minds of skeptics – and on Fox News Sunday, anchor Chris Wallace posed it to EPA Chief Scott Pruitt.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TELL US YOUR SUCCESS STORY
- Your city’s climate leadership deserves to be celebrated and shared! Inspire other community leaders to follow your example by submitting your story for inclusion in Path to Positive Communities’ upcoming Let’s Lead guide. Send us your accessible, replicable story by May 15.