CLIMATE EQUITY PLAN
Sustainability Consulting Services
In collaboration with Urban Design Perspectives, Precipitate is working with the City of Minneapolis Office of Sustainability to develop a Climate Equity Plan that puts people first in our race to save the planet.
The City of Minneapolis has a goal to achieve Net-zero carbon emissions* and improve the daily lives of residents, particularly those most impacted by our changing climate. The new plan will be a guide for policy and program design supporting science-based greenhouse gas reduction goals and economic and community benefits associated with clean energy investments. This updated plan will be considered for adoption by City Council in Spring 2023 and will be the policy document that the City will follow for climate action.
A foundation in listening
Our work centers deep listening and engagement with Minneapolis communities. We know we do not have all the answers, and look to the expertise already in our community to meet these ambitious goals. Starting in February 2022, we have hosted listening sessions focused on voices from Black, Indigenous, communities of color, immigrants, older and younger adults, people with disabilities, and under-resourced residents. We are also engaging with City Staff to better understand the levers for change in the City's structure. Open forums, tabling at community events, and an online survey rounds out our listening sessions.
We want to hear from you
Everyone who lives or works in Minneapolis is invited to participate in the creation of this plan. We are connecting with community through listening sessions, virtual open forums and working groups, and an online survey.
Working groups will form in September 2022 around specific topic areas we are defining through these initial listening sessions. Please check out the website and engage with us in this important work!
City of Minneapolis Climate Action Plan Website
* WHAT ARE CARBON EMISSIONS?
carbon emissions trap heat in our atmosphere and are mostly caused by heating, cooling, and lighting our buildings appliances, driving, cleaning our water, and disposing of solid waste.