San Antonio Needs Your Help To Address Climate Change
Texas is already feeling the effects of climate change, from an increasing number of 100-degree days per year to more frequent flooding and storms growing in intensity.
What progress has been made so far to address issues related to climate change in San Antonio, and what more should be done?
The City of San Antonio and its community partners are seeking feedback on proposals for its first-ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, designed to be "a roadmap to reduce carbon emissions, adapt to a changing climate, and ensure San Antonio remains a healthy, vibrant place for generations to come."
The SA Climate Ready project is hosting a series of open houses through November, but is asking the public to be more engaged in finding and committing to realistic, worthwhile strategies for sustainability.
The plan is expected to develop a first draft by January 2019 and finalized in March.
What's proposed in the current iteration of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan? Do you think it's a good fit for San Antonio? Are the goals too ambitious or should we be doing more?
Would you commit to a more sustainable lifestyle to mitigate the damaging effects of climate change? How can individuals, families and businesses join the effort?
- Doug Melnick, chief sustainability officer for the City of San Antonio's Office of Sustainability
- Kristi Villanueva, president and CEO of the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and member of the SA Climate Ready Steering Committee