The final hearing on the New Haven Climate & Sustainability Framework draft reports will be held this evening from 6 to 8 at the Hillhouse High School library, 480 Sherman Avenue. This is a huge endeavor, encompassing six areas, for each of which there is a report on goals and recommended actions: Buildings, Electric Power, Food, Land & Infrastructure, Materials Management, and Transportation. The reports (in PDF format, in English and in Spanish) can be found here. The reports are more interesting than their titles sound; in fact, Materials Management is one of the most interesting reports.
The New Haven Climate and Sustainability Group, consisting of municipal and community stakeholders, wants to hear from citizens about its reports. If you can’t make the meeting, you can fill out a survey (but only if you live in New Haven itself) and send comments electronically at the bottom of this page (where you can also enter your e-mail address for announcements of future meetings and activities). You can see others’ often enlightening comments by clicking the links on this webpage. At the bottom of the same page, you can sign up to receive further announcements.
The Group hopes to have final reports completed this summer. After attending the meeting this evening, I will report back on further things that individuals can do to help turn these exciting recommendations into real programs.