In the face of a global threat like climate change, action on the part of individuals – or even individual communities – can feel futile. But this hasn’t stopped some Medford residents – and the city itself – from taking steps to address the issue.
The City of Medford committed to mitigate the impacts of climate change in November 2016 through an agreement made by the Metro Mayors Coalition, a regional forum of mayors from Medford, Malden, Somerville, Cambridge, Boston, Melrose, Everett, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere, Newton, Braintree, Quincy and Brookline.
All 14 cities promised to eliminate the region’s collective carbon footprint by 2050, as well as to update local climate mitigation plans and take at least three of 22 climate mitigation actions by 2020.
Since having signed the pledge, Medford has implemented at least three new mitigation policies: The city has adopted complete streets policies, approved a community energy aggregation program and began to convert old lights on city streets to LED lights. (read more)
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