Buildings have a big impact on climate, and cities can shrink that impact. Find out how at this online event!
Saturday, May 2, 9:30 – 11:00 am PDT. Additional Q&A: 11:00 – 11:30 am PDT
The People for Climate Action Coalition is pushing ahead with educational programs to bring our city officials and the general public in King County up to speed on the actions cities can take to reduce climate change impacts. We are hopeful that promoting awareness of the actions cities can take to reduce climate change will also resonate as an opportunity to boost the economy and create jobs.
Did you know that in our nation, buildings:
- are responsible for over 40% of our energy consumption
- use over 75% of the power on the electrical grid, and
- account for over a third of all greenhouse gas emissions?
Join us on Saturday, May 2nd to hear Vincent Martinez and Erin McDade, national leaders in this field, describe the work their organization, Architecture 2030, has done with a few U.S. cities to address the buildings emissions challenge through public policies. They will share some commonalities among cities that they have observed.
Before their presentations, we will be joined by Bellevue City Council Member Janice Zahn, who will frame the important role of our local cities. Then we will hear some specific details on how the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of buildings can be significantly reduced. We will also hear a report from the City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Task Force on policy actions their city is taking to reduce the impacts of buildings. Finally, from 11:00-11:30 am, we’ll wrap up with Q & A.