Council adopts GHG Reduction Action Plan
Following extensive public engagement, Leduc City Council has adopted a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Action Plan aimed to reduce the growth of local GHG emissions. The plan targets a three per cent reduction from business as usual over 10 years through a variety of actions that create a greener, cleaner and healthier community.
A portion of adopted actions are a continuation of many initiatives already underway in the city to ensure a cost neutral approach, such as LED streetlight replacement, energy retrofits to City of Leduc facilities, use of solar panels on the LRC and Operations Building, and exploration of high-density and mixed-use development policy.
“Rising GHG emissions are a local and global issue, and council is proud to have adopted a made-in-Leduc program to address their impact on our environment,” says Leduc Mayor Bob Young. “Leduc has long been a leader in environmental initiatives – from waste diversion to the Telford Lake boardwalk extension – and this plan underscores our commitment to respecting nature and being fiscally responsible.”
Leduc’s GHG Reduction Action Plan was developed after a number of community engagement events in 2018 where residents, businesses and local stakeholders provided feedback and direction on Leduc’s unique environmental priorities.
“By completing this plan we’ve identified clear and measurable steps toward realizing our emission reduction goals,” says Kerra Chomlak, environmental sustainability coordinator with the City of Leduc. “We now have a roadmap to follow and distinct actions we can take to reduce our impacts on the climate and environment. We’re creating a more environmentally-conscious legacy for the future.”
The creation of this plan is supported by grant funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with assistance from the Government of Canada. To learn more about the plan, please visit Leduc.ca/ourclimatesolutions.
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Lauren Wozny, Communications Officer