SERIOUSLY COOL: LINCOLN'S PLAN FOR LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY

Event Details:

The serious effects of climate change have been felt across Nebraska in various forms, including droughts, severe winter storms, and historic floods. Recall the Platte River flood of March 2019 that threatened Lincoln’s water supply and triggered mandatory water restrictions for our residents and businesses. In an effort to mitigate these changes and prevent future crisis, the City of Lincoln recently released a draft Climate Action Plan. The draft plan is currently available for public review and feedback, as the City seeks input from residents on how best to implement climate smart strategies and move forward as a community. Join Lincoln YPG and the City of Lincoln on Dec. 9 from 12-1 p.m. for a presentation and discussion around the Draft Climate Action Plan. Miki Esposito, senior policy advisor to Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, will share the implications of climate change in Lincoln, review the research and proposed solutions within the draft plan, and lead a discussion with young professionals about the resiliency of our city. Background on the draft plan, public feedback: https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/download/2020-lnk-climate-action-plan-draft.pdf https://lincoln.ne.gov/city/mayor/resilient-lnk/#s https://journalstar.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-11-11-draft-give-city-blueprint-for-climate-challenge/article_32499816-9c07-5f0c-9bfa-7d1ef873b243.html https://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/this-is-about-being-smart-mayor-unveils-draft-plan-to-address-climate-change-in-lincoln/article_ce16cfe9-b242-5423-afb8-c1100bce8644.html https://journalstar.com/opinion/columnists/local-view-lincoln-has-sustainability-options/article_481b9b32-cb43-5da0-9596-6a79c9da59e1.html

Where: Virtual

Time: 12 - 1 PM

Date: Dec 9, 2020

Cost: Free