Media Contact: Karen Dike, Sustainable Resilient Longmont
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Longmont, CO October 10, 2019--- On Tuesday, the Longmont City Council voted unanimously in favor of a Climate Emergency Resolution. Sustainable Resilient Longmont fully supports the passage of this measure, which recognizes the “impact of global warming and the need to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions earlier than 2030 to hold atmospheric warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid the most 12 catastrophic impact of climate change” and further “declares a state of climate emergency and that the global climate crisis poses a serious, urgent, and pressing threat to the well-being of Longmont, its inhabitants, economy, and environment.”
“If we are to make a difference, we need to step forward boldly with courageous actions. Longmont did this when passing the renewable energy resolution for electric generation. We can be the leaders again. Realism combined with common sense and vision will drive us toward actions that will drive down our greenhouse gas emissions, putting us on a path, along with other cities, to help avert the worst of climate change,” said Sustainable Resilient Longmont Board Member Karen Dike.
A coalition of community members led the initial push for Longmont to adopt a Climate Emergency measure. “The City Council has demonstrated they are dedicated to moving quickly to address climate change. The Sunrise Movement is looking forward to being involved in the working group that will convene and to working proactively to involve the grassroots,” said the group’s leader, Lynette McClain.
For the full text of the Resolution please click here.