City Climate Action Task Force Recommendations

Artist: Hilary Cole by Betsy Gross At long last, the city of Bellingham’s Climate Action Task Force was scheduled to present their research and recommendations at Bellingham City Council’s December 9, 2019, Committee of the Whole meeting. These dedicated professionals donated over 1,000 hours of their time and [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T11:02:05-08:00January 7, 2020|Climate|

Combating Climate Change on a Local Level

by Jayne Freudenberger Climate change is already impacting our health, environment and economy in Whatcom County, and its effects will only accelerate in the future. Meanwhile, cities and counties across the country are coming to grips with what they must do to mitigate and adapt to the changes that are [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T14:19:43-08:00December 9, 2019|Climate|

Local Entities Address Climate Crisis

by Betsy Gross Buildings Work Group Artist: Hilary Cole Architecture 2030’s Erin McDade was the first of three presenters for the Buildings Work Group at the June 5 Bellingham Climate Action Task Force meeting. She provided a comprehensive analysis of Bellingham’s current building stock, and made specific recommendations [Read More...]

By |2022-03-11T18:56:05-08:00August 5, 2019|Climate|

Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan Task Force

The final report on recommended actions and resources needed to achieve greenhouse gas reductions will be delivered in the last quarter of 2019 with the task force terminating on December 31, 2019. Members Terms Expire 12/31/2019 Charles Barnhart Don Goldberg Christine Grant Derek Long Erin McDade Lynn Murphy Rick Nicholson Mark [Read More...]

By |2019-06-09T14:29:01-07:00June 9, 2019|Climate|

Updating Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan

Artist: Hilary Cole by Betsy Gross The city of Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan Task Force continues to barrel forward. Their monthly meetings typically include presentations on topics that pertain to lowering carbon emissions and updates from the task force’s work groups. Dear reader, please know that my articles [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T08:57:12-08:00June 9, 2019|Climate|

Three Incredible Days in Atlanta

 Editor’s Note: The column is digressing this month and covering a climate conference Betsy attended on March 14, 15 and 16 in Atlanta, Georgia. by Betsy Gross “You came to learn; you will leave to serve.” With these words, the March 2019 Atlanta Climate Reality Leadership Corps Conference opened. My [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T13:01:09-08:00May 6, 2019|Climate|
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