25. March 2011 11:26
You have to admit, we live in a really great city. What more could you ask? Vibrant historical and business districts, bright and well-educated citizens, a unique mix of large urban amenities and small town community, and a commitment to environmental quality and healthy living. Alexandria is a great city, indeed.
Though I will say, climate change and its potential impact on the city of Alexandria is a precarious threat. A threat the City of Alexandria takes seriously. Whether it be a future of warmer and/or colder weather patterns, greater frequency and severity of rain and snow events, and/or potential impacts to environmental quality and healthy living, it’s the City’s responsibility to lead our beloved Alexandria to a happy, healthy, and thriving future.
The City of Alexandria and the Environmental Policy Commission (EPC) recently issued its draft Energy and Climate Action Plan (eCAP) identifying the actions the City will take to mitigate impacts of a changing climate to our community and ways Alexandria can adapt for future generations to enjoy. Learn more about the Energy and Climate Action Plan by attending an Open House on Saturday March 26th, 2011 from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Polk Elementary School. Contribute to the discussion of how Alexandria should take action for a changing climate and learn more about the actions you can take in your own household. And while you’re at it, stay around for awhile, the City will be providing a tour of Polk’s “state of the art” green building features and renewable energy systems.