Letter to the editor: Focus on the climate

Posted 10/30/18

Focus on the climate The Centennial City Council met on Oct. 15 to ratify the city's Vision Plan under our new mayor, Stephanie Piko, and other new council members. The plan draft was adopted by the …

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Letter to the editor: Focus on the climate

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Focus on the climate

The Centennial City Council met on Oct. 15 to ratify the city's Vision Plan under our new mayor, Stephanie Piko, and other new council members. The plan draft was adopted by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 10. Included within the plan draft were plans to make Centennial a resilient, adaptive, efficient, sustainable, diverse, climate aware city, reducing costs and even a promise of new electric vehicle charging stations.

In view of the latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ) report, that gives the planet 12 years to prevent irreversible, catostrophic environmental damage, the city policy makers received an IPCC Summary copy. Also included was a copy of The Carbon Free Cities Handbook by the Rocky Mountain Institute to use as a guide in science based projects similar to those found in the book. Many other Colorado based resources exist such as NREL (National Renewable Energy Labs), NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research), NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the University of Colorado Anschutz Hospital and the American Lung Association to name a few.

Speed is required to prevent extremes in the planet's weather over the coming years. Centennial can be a model city in the adaption and mitigation to the Climate Change Crisis Challenge. Our city and families deserves a worthwhile vision.

America Sherwood

Centennial

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