Vermont climate plan to be discussed in East Dorset
EAST DORSET - From hotter days to more frequent and intense storms, Vermont’s climate patterns are clearly shifting and impacting the state. On Wednesday, September 22, state officials, local leaders, and members of the Vermont Climate Council invite the public to attend an in-person event at Emerald Lake State Park Pavilion, 65 Emerald Lake Lane, from 5 to 7 pm, to learn about the development of the state’s climate action plan and help prioritize approaches.
In 2020, the Vermont Legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act. The act requires Vermonters to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and helps communities prepare to face more extreme weather caused by climate change. The act also directed the Vermont Climate Council to develop a climate action plan to guide this work, which will be adopted on December 1. Advancing solutions that address the needs of Vermonters facing the greatest risk, such as the BIPOC, low-income, young, elderly, and disabled communities, is a key aspect of the plan.
If unable to attend the East Dorset event, there will be multiple opportunities to join a virtual event. Virtual events via Zoom will be held from 6 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 30, and Wednesday, October 6. A special event on Tuesday, October 5, is planned for BIPOC communities.
All events are free and open to everyone interested in attending. Food will be provided at the East Dorset event. Please note that the East Dorset event is being held in an outdoor pavilion and will observe COVID-19 safety protocols; all attendees are asked to wear masks.
For more information about the climate action plan, and for event details, visit https://climatechange.vermont.gov/getinvolved.