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!

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    Here's your chance to share your voice about climate change and climate action!  Take this short survey to share your voice about what is important to you in tackling climate change. 

    The purpose of this survey is to understand how young people in Edina experience the effects of climate change today. This survey will capture questions and concerns that Edina youth have about climate change, it also asks participants to suggest potential climate actions that the community can take to ensure a resilient future.

    Keyword definitions: 

    Climate Change - Climate describes the weather conditions that are expected in a region at a particular time of year. Climate change describes a change in the average conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time. NASA scientists have observed Earth’s surface is warming, and many of the warmest years on record have happened in the past 20 years. Some parts of Earth are warming faster than others. But on average, global air temperatures near Earth's surface have gone up about 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the past 100 years. In fact, the past five years have been the warmest five years in centuries. (NASA Climate Kids, 2021)

    Climate Action The City of Edina is creating a Climate Action Plan and would like to hear your thoughts on climate change to help guide the Plan’s goals and actions. A Climate Action Plan, or a CAP, is like a roadmap that explains goals and actions the City and community can take to face the reality of climate change today and prepare the community for climate changes now and in the future.  A goal and action in a CAP might look something like this:

    Goal:  Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030.  

    Action: Add bike racks around the city to encourage bike use and reduce vehicle exhaust.  (paleBLUEdot, 2021)


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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.

    The goal of this 8-minute survey is to understand the Edina community's awareness, attitudes and concerns about climate change. 

    Take this survey in English or download the Spanish or Somali versions and email it to Grace Hancock.

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

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