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:
- The American Lung Association released their 2017 “State of the Air” report, which ranks metropolitan areas according to ozone and particle pollution.
- CNN did a great write-up of the recent report from the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, which maps how climate change is impacting public health in different regions of the United States.
- South Lake Tahoe, California became the latest U.S. municipality to commit to 100 percent clean and renewable electricity.
- An Eastern Kentucky coal mining company plans to build what could become the state’s largest solar farm on a reclaimed mountaintop strip mine.
- Light-rail trains in the Seattle metro area will soon be running on wind power.
The American Public Health Association has named 2017 the Year of Climate Change and Health. In accordance with their April theme, Transportation and Community Design, APHA is hosting two community-related webinars next week:
- Promoting active communities: Finding data that tells your story, April 25, 1-2 p.m. EDT
- Climate Changes Health: Community Design and Transportation, April 28, 1-2 p.m. EDT
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.