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Next styrofoam recycling collection day is December 12th

URGENT Go Renewable Waco ACTION

TIME TO ACT:  Now and before 11a.m. Nov. 3, 2020

WHY?:  Next step in our ongoing Go Renewable Waco campaign. Help us continue this struggle.

WHAT IS THE CITY OF WACO DOING?:  At the City Council session Nov. 3, the Council will consider a revision of the Sustainable Resource Practices Advisory Board. During our climate emergency this Board has been missing in action for about one year now. The changes they plan to make during this first reading of the ordinance are extremely weak. So we all must comment.

HOW TO PERFORM THIS ACTION:
  • This will be very quick and easy for all members, but it is vital.
  • To fill out the form: meeting date is Nov. 3, 2020
  • Agenda item: ORD-2020-792
  • If some boxes aren't mentioned here, don't check them
  • Short description of agenda item: SRPAB revision
  • First and last name: complete
  • Applicant or representative box: write "applicant"
  • Email address: complete
  • Phone number: No
  • Address: complete 
  • Comment: Below is a sample comment. Of course, if you wish you can read all the pages on the agenda packet and write a more extensive comment. 
The stated goal of the SRPAB is to "promote sustainability," which is vague and has no specific target.. The board must work to help the City reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. as the IPCC requires.. In fact, the revision does not even mention the terms "climate change" or "greenhouse gas emissions." If the City does not recognize the problem it will never be able to solve it. Next, rather than join the "Clean Cities Coalition," we call for the City to join the "Sierra Club Ready for 100," calling for 100% renewable energy in all sectors by 2050. Finally, the revision calls for a Board member who is a "representative from a civic/environmental organization." This should clearly be a member of the Waco Friends of the Climate, which is the only such organization in Waco working on this specific issue. Our organization has led the City on decarbonization and should have a seat on this Board. (And if you support A. Northcutt for this seat, please state also.

Take this 5 or 10 minute action, to press the City to adopt serious climate goals, not vague euphemisms. And we will let the City feel the persistence and resolve of the Go Renewable Waco campaign. THANKS to everyone who participated (if any questions, email anorthc@aol.com).

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