According to the City of Keene’s 2006 – 2008 Greenhouse Gas Inventory, our community is not on target to meet its greenhouse gas emission goal of reducing emissions to 10% below 1995 levels by 2015. This goal measures if we were moving Keene further towards or away from becoming a Climate Resilient Community.
Since the inventory report indicates we are stepping away from resiliency, it’s imperative for us to take a closer look at this report.
The two sectors contributing the most emissions in our community are Transportation and Commercial/Industrial. Given the reality of living where we do, how can we work together to reduce energy use and the carbon emissions released by these two sectors?
The Cities for Climate Protection Committee is focusing on these two top contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, and the related targets identified in the City of Keene’s Climate Adaptation Plan.
Currently, the committee is working with the Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation on the feasibility of Car Sharing in our region and with Monadnock Buy Local to identify policies that support our local businesses and their efforts to become more environmentally sustainable.
Consider your place of work and how you get there… how can you support alternative transportation and local living economy efforts at your place of employment?