The city of Dallas, Texas has launched a climate action website for the public to find information about and track the progress of the city’s environmental and climate efforts. The website is part of the Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan (CECAP), which the Dallas City Council passed earlier this year.
The site includes background data, a document library, a schedule of events related to environmental and climate planning, a blog with information about workshops, a resource list from the Dallas City Council and the 2019 North Texas Climate Change Symposium amongst others, and a forum which gives the public the opportunity to engage with staff at the Dallas Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability (DEQS). Users will be able to track the progress of initiatives and efforts digitally, in addition to learning about community meetings and in-person opportunities to provide input into this plan. Update notifications are included in the site and community members are encouraged to visit the site regularly in order to be able to view the full schedule of work plans and meetings.
“We’re excited to debut this wonderful tool to share information with the public,” says Sue Alvarez, Assistant Director, Dallas Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability, “It allows us the opportunity to really educate people about environmental issues such as climate change and the associated work that we are doing in Dallas.”