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May 25, 2010 > Union City seeks ideas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Union City seeks ideas for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Union City has an ambitious target for reducing carbon emissions which contribute to global warming. By 2020, the City hopes to cut its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 30 percent below 2005 levels, the target adopted by City Council. Residents, businesses and government will need to work together. A special community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on May 26 at the Ruggieri Senior Center.

Presentations and discussion will focus on a Climate Action Plan (CAP) for Union City, which will include a variety of strategies to reduce emissions over the next decade. With the assistance from the Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, City staff, consultants and Union City Climate Action Task Force members recently began working on the plan. The community meeting will solicit public input on draft measures and generate ideas for additional measures to form the basis of the City's CAP.

There will be childcare (ages 5+) and refreshments. Attendees will be entered into a future raffle to win a prize to help reduce their carbon footprint. Also enter the raffle by taking the City's on-line Climate Action Plan Survey.

For more information and to access the on-line survey, visit www.UnionCity.org or the "Greening Union City" Facebook page. For any questions or additional information, call Carmela Campbell, Planning Manager, at (510) 675-5316.

Climate Action Plan Community Meeting
Wednesday, May 26
6 - 8 p.m.
Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado-Niles Road
Union City
(510) 675-5316
www.UnionCity.org

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