The primary environmental goal tasked to Cool Cities Teams is to get cities to implement meaningful climate change solutions. Goals that teams are currently working toward include:
- Conduct an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in your city.
- Support the adoption of a Climate Action Plan.
- Support the creation of great neighborhoods near transit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and preserve open space with the support from our Sustainable Land Use Committee and Transportation Committee.
- Adoption of a city-wide ban on single use bags and polystyrene
- Promote home energy upgrades through our Green Buildings for Cool Cities campaign
- Provide regular environmental education community events