Encourage the City Council to Approve the Chico Climate Action Plan

Encourage the City Council to Approve the Chico Climate Action Plan

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Mark Stemen started this petition to Chico City Council

The Citizens of Chico strongly encourage the Chico City Council to pass a city-wide Climate Action Plan that would address climate change and promote regional prosperity. We need the City Council to put a clear plan in place for the next 20 years, just as previous City Councils have done. This City Council needs to implement the eight Climate Carbon Reduction Measures in the new Climate Action Plan as the first steps to a sustainable future in Chico. There is no time to wait.

The Chico Climate Action Plan 2.0 calls for Chico to use cleaner energy sources, such as wind and solar, to power the city. It will add safer bike paths, better facilities to support bikers, and install charging stations to support the use of electric cars. The plan also calls for composting organic waste, with collection programs for residents and businesses. An extremely important action is to plant more trees in Chico. Having more trees will help clean the air from pollution, provide Chico with more shade, and improve the soil. All these measures will help Chico to become more environmentally sustainable and help mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

We need to act now because are running out of time to protect future generations in the Chico community. With each passing year we endure longer, more intense wildfires. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in 2018 that we had only 12 years to avoid massive destruction. Now, we have less than ten. We demand our city council act on this climate emergency by supporting the Chico Climate Action Plan.

Local power is safe power for all. 100% renewable electricity in Chico is feasible, and achievable through Power Butte, Butte County’s Community Choice Energy Authority. Green power is safe power because we can produce the power locally, which means we would no longer have to rely on mismanaged corporate utility companies outside of our community.

It is time to act and move Chico towards a sustainable future. Many of us remember and still feel the pain of the Paradise Camp Fire. The Climate Action Plan works to create a livable future for our community.

We must use the strength of our collective voices. Sign this petition to let the Chico City Council know that we demand immediate action. The Climate Action Plan supports a cleaner and healthier future for all Chico residents. It is time we move Chico towards a sustainable future.

After signing the petition, you may be asking, what else can I do to help?

1) Share the petition!

  • Encourage friends and co-workers to sign the petition
  • Share the petition in class and encourage classmates to sign
  • Share the petition on social media and encourage everyone to sign

2) Write your City Council representative and tell them to support the plan.

3) Rally with us on Fridays for the Future, starting on March 19th in front of the Chico City Council Chambers

 

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