CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
As weather events in our corner of the region become more extreme, air and water quality become increasingly worrisome, and the residents of our region become interested in actively combatting the impact of climate change on our daily lives, it’s time for the Metroparks to act with intention and focus. That is why we are launching our first ever Climate Action Plan. To ensure that our goals align with the concerns and interests of our region, we actively sought input from residents and partners. We listened to their concerns, needs, and ideas and created a 5-year action plan with help from consultants and all levels of Metroparks staff.
Over the next five years, we will concentrate on five key areas that reflect our region’s priorities and leverage our organizational strengths: Education and Engagement, Preservation and Conservation, Water Quality, Transportation, and Waste Management, Recycling, and Composting.
While we may not have all the answers to the challenges posed by climate change in Southeastern Michigan and beyond, we are dedicated to taking every possible action to mitigate its impact on our region. We invite you to explore our Climate Action Plan and to join us in our efforts as we continue to serve the people of Southeastern Michigan.
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ONGOING CLIMATE LEARNING
Over the course of the 5-year Climate Action Plan, our staff will be focused on sharing continued education with the public on climate and environment related topics. One of the most accessible ways we will be doing this is through an ongoing series on our blog and social media where staff will write and share articles on a variety of related topics. These articles will include opportunities for readers to get involved and improve their own personal climate related actions as well. We encourage you to follow along and join us!
Click here to read our Environment and climate blog series.