News Release - Draft Climate Action Plan Available for Public Review on City Website, Open House Set for Wednesday, Nov. 9

City of Rochester

News Release

(Monday, Nov. 7, 2016) – The City of Rochester’s draft communitywide Climate Action Plan (CAP) is available for public review on the City website and members of the stakeholders group that drafted the plan will host an open house Wednesday in City Hall to help the public learn more about the plan.

“The City of Rochester is deeply committed to taking action that will help us address climate change and the communitywide Climate Action Plan will help us accomplish that goal,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “I want to thank all the members of the stakeholders group who helped us create this draft, and I encourage the community to read it and help us refine it. Protecting Rochester’s environment is a crucial component of our efforts to create more jobs, safer more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities in our schools.”

The draft can be viewed at www.CityofRochester.Gov/ClimateActionPlan.

The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 in the City Hall Atrium, 30 Church St.

The communitywide CAP is intended to provide a framework for sustainable projects and actions that will help Rochester reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The objective of the CAP is to establish a set of challenging yet achievable goals, actions, strategies and policies that reduce the City’s emissions and move toward a more sustainable community in alignment with the Finger Lakes Regional Sustainability Plan.

The CAP will cover focus areas that lay out objectives and prescribe actions specifically developed to contribute to electricity and fossil fuel savings, increase the use of renewable energy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire City of Rochester. These include: Energy use and supply; transportation; waste and materials management; clean water; and land use.

The City has convened a stakeholder group comprised of individuals with specific areas of expertise to work with the City and its consultant team to help inform the content of the plan.


News Media: For more information, contact Jessica Alaimo at 428-7135.