Climate Action Plan

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The City of Edina approved its first Climate Action Plan for the community in December, 2021. The plan helps those who live and work in Edina imagine and achieve a future where the earth and all who live on it thrive.

The plan includes 200 actions that can be taken in Edina to meet goals by 2030. The City’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals target a reduction in City operations and communitywide emissions by 45 percent below 2019 levels and achieve net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the 2015 global Paris Agreement. Goals are arranged under the categories of Transportation & Land Use, Water & Wastewater, Buildings & Energy, Local Food & Agriculture, Green Space & Trees, Climate Health & Safety and Climate Economy.

Want to take Action? Check out the "Host a CAP-in-a-box at your next community meeting!" on the right-hand side of this project site, or share your commitment to climate action below in the "Community Climate Action Tracker!"

Updates are shared on this site to inform and engage community members. Keep an eye on this project site for opportunities to learn more and get involved!

The City of Edina approved its first Climate Action Plan for the community in December, 2021. The plan helps those who live and work in Edina imagine and achieve a future where the earth and all who live on it thrive.

The plan includes 200 actions that can be taken in Edina to meet goals by 2030. The City’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals target a reduction in City operations and communitywide emissions by 45 percent below 2019 levels and achieve net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the 2015 global Paris Agreement. Goals are arranged under the categories of Transportation & Land Use, Water & Wastewater, Buildings & Energy, Local Food & Agriculture, Green Space & Trees, Climate Health & Safety and Climate Economy.

Want to take Action? Check out the "Host a CAP-in-a-box at your next community meeting!" on the right-hand side of this project site, or share your commitment to climate action below in the "Community Climate Action Tracker!"

Updates are shared on this site to inform and engage community members. Keep an eye on this project site for opportunities to learn more and get involved!

  • View Sustainability Town Talk Presentation

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    Did you miss the City's Sustainability Town Talk in May? View the presentation here to learn more about sustainability programs and how the Climate Action Plan fits in.

  • Learning Spotlight: Edina Climate Action Baseline Assessment

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    Want to see a summary of Edina's climate action baseline assessment? Check out the newly released "Edina Climate Action Baseline Study." View this and other reports in the Documents section of this site's right-hand toolbar.

  • Learning Spotlight: Edina Baseline Renewable Energy Potential Report

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    Interested in energy independence and renewable energy resilience in Edina? Check out the newly released Edina Renewable Energy Potential Report. View this and other reports in the Documents section of this site's right-hand toolbar.

  • Learning Spotlight: Edina Baseline Tree Cover and Green Space Report

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    Curious about how much green space and tree cover Edina has? Check out the newly released Edina Trees & Green Space Study. View this and other reports in the Documents section of this site's right-hand toolbar.

  • Calling all youth voices!

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    As part of its Climate Action Plan (CAP), Edina is asking youth to lead the way by sharing their climate story. All young people in Edina who are 18 years of age or younger are invited to take a youth-focused survey or tell their story through writing, audio or video uploads.

    Telling your climate story lets others know what you’re thinking and feeling about what’s happening to our climate and what we should be doing about it. You can even write a story from the future-you telling us how we made the CAP work!

    Storytelling is a really powerful way to make climate action personal and inspire others toward action, too. Plus, by sharing your climate story, you will be helping to guide the goals and actions being created right now in Edina’s CAP.

  • Share your experience with climate change in Edina!

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    Edina wants to hear from you! Please share how you experience nature in Edina, and what concerns you have about the future.

    Use the "Feedback" tab to take a short survey so we can understand the Edina community's awareness, attitudes and concerns about climate change.

    We are gathering feedback through June 6th, share your opinion today!

  • Learning Spotlight: Edina Baseline Climate Vulnerability Assessment

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    Curious about how climate change impacts Edina? Check out the newly released "Edina Climate Vulnerability report." View this and other reports in the Documents section of this site's right-hand toolbar.

  • Learning Spotlight: Edina Baseline Greenhouse Gas Inventory

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    Curious about how much Edina has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions? Check out the newly released GHG Inventory report. View this and other reports in the Documents section of this site's right-hand toolbar.

  • Climate Action Plan Team Members Announced

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    The CAP team’s purpose is to develop a climate action plan in partnership with City staff, Edina’s climate action consultant and the Energy & Environment Commission. The plan will help those who live and work in Edina imagine and achieve a future where the earth, and all who live on it, thrive. The team is made up of 16 community members from residents, workers, business owners and allied agency representatives. The team is meeting seven times from April to September, and will report regularly to the EEC for comments and guidance. Keep up with their work on Edina’s Climate Action Better Together site. The CAP team members are:

    Name Neighborhood/Affiliation
    Mindy Ahler Morningside
    Tescia Bratcher Beacon Interfaith Housing: Southdale
    Kate Ebert Bloomington Public Health Center
    Sean Ewen Wooden Hill Brewing: Cahill
    Sarah Irwin Fox Meadow
    Janet Kitui Promenade
    Ana Martinez Braemar Hills
    Hilda Martinez Braemar Hills
    Jack Miller Melody Lake
    Lou Miranda Morningside
    Connie Mitchell Edinborough
    Rick Murphy Murphy Automotive: Grandview, Arden Park and Cahill
    Bill Sierks The Heights
    Paul Thompson Morningside
    Tom Tessman Melody Lake
    Gael Zembal Nine Mile Creek Watershed
  • Learning Spotlight: Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Edina

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    Learn more in the "See Documents and Presentations" section of this project site.

    Right-click on the image and open in a new tab to zoom in.


Page last updated: 27 Jan 2022, 09:31 AM