RESOURCES: How are you creating these climate action plans?

The three-city, two-year grant to fund the creation of the climate actions plans is happening through a public planning process. We’ll keep you up to date below by posting resources from past community events, news on upcoming forums and other relevant resources. If you’d like to let us know about a related event or share a useful study or report, email Valerie at valerie@suburbsalliance.org.

How are residents making their cities greener, leaner and greater?

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  1. Southgate Planning Commission Presentation August 13

    On August 13, 2012, the Southgate Climate Action Plan was presented to the Southgate Planning Commission. The Planning Commission passed a resolution in support of the plan. Attached, please find the document that they reviewed. You can also find a presentation that explores the process to create the plan, some of the community-driven strategies and steps toward implementation at this link: http://bit.ly/TyNxiD

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    • Ypsilanti Climate Action Plan Presented to City Council July 17

      In the attached zip file, please find the version of the Ypsilanti Climate Action Plan that will be presented to the Ypsilanti City Council at their regular meeting on July 17, 2012.

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      • Ypsilanti Climate Action Plan Presented to Planning Commission June 20

        On June 20, the Ypsilanti Climate Action Plan was presented to the Ypsilanti Planning Commission. Attached, please find the Plan that the Commission has recommended for adoption by the Ypsilanti City Council. You can also find a presentation that explores the process to create the plan, some of the community-driven strategies and steps toward implementation at this link: http://bit.ly/Mm7PtQ

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        • Hazel Park Community Meeting 3, June 11

          Resources attached, including meeting agenda, presentation on the status of the project and the Michigan Suburbs Alliance's assessment of proposed climate action strategies.

          Still to come: meeting notes and online form for feedback on climate strategies.

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          • Promotional Materials: Hazel Park Community Meeting June 11

            You're invited to our next community meeting, on Monday, June 11, 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Hazel Park Memorial Library. At this meeting, we'll review the strategy ideas suggested by community members thus far, presenting our recommendations for what should actually go into the plan. We'll also ask for your input on implementation of these strategies.

            Please follow this link to RSVP: http://bit.ly/MNsQyB

            Help us spread the word by inviting friends and forwarding the attached flyer, which can also be found here: http://bit.ly/LCCZMW

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            • Ypsilanti Climate Action Plan: May 10 Draft

              We have an official draft of the Ypsilanti Climate Action Plan! It's attached for your review. Note that this draft is current as of May 10, and changes are being made internally right up until a final draft is approved by Ypsilanti City Council.

              We're looking for your opinions on this plan, and how we can make it the best possible option for Ypsilanti right now. Submit your comments using this form: http://bit.ly/KO6MDp

              Don't forget to join us in person on June 20, where you'll be able to tell us and the Planning Commission what you think of the plan…

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              • Promotional Materials: Ypsilanti Community Meeting June 20

                On Wednesday, June 20, from 6:00-7:00 pm, you're invited to give public comment in advance of the Planning Commission's formal review of the Ypsilanti Climate Action Plan. At their regular meeting from 7:00-9:00 pm, the Planning Commission will review the plan, and there will be a small period for public comment.

                Below, download a flyer with more info. You can find a picture file here: http://bit.ly/Js1rT8 Share it with your neighbors and friends!

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                • Promotional Materials: Ypsilanti Community Meeting May 16

                  You're invited to join us on Wednesday, May 16, for a first look at the official Ypsilanti climate action plan. We'll formally present the first draft of the plan to the Planning Commission at their regular meeting from 7:00-9:00 pm in City Council Chambers.

                  We'll upload the draft plan here for you to review once it's complete.

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                  • Ypsilanti Community Meeting 3, April 9, 2012

                    Meeting materials attached, including meeting agenda, presentation on the project status, a preliminary evaluation of the strategies proposed by the community and meeting notes.

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                    • Hazel Park Proposed Goals & Strategies [Updated]

                      Attached below is the master list of community goal and strategy ideas submitted in Hazel Park. These have been proposed by citizens at community meetings, online and through best practices research.

                      Do not take these ideas as final! These are living documents--we're still in the brainstorming phase, and everything is open to debate! Feel free to also review and steal from other communities' goals and strategies documents, which can be found in an earlier post.

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                      • Promotional Materials: Ypsilanti Community Meeting April 9

                        Our next community forum is Monday, April 9, 7:00-8:30 pm, at SPARK East, and you're invited! At this meeting, we'll present our suggestions for what should actually go into the plan and ask you to help prioritize the strategies we've collected so far.

                        Please RSVP at this link: http://bit.ly/GVY1xj, and help us spread the word by inviting friends and circulating the attached flyer (also on Flickr at http://bit.ly/Hp7Rij).

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                        • Ypsilanti Community Meeting Notes

                          The Ypsilanti climate plan team held two smaller community meetings at the request of local stakeholders. The first was in conjunction with Eastern Michigan University's Activism and Education Conference, and the second was a joint meeting of the College Heights and Normal Park Neighborhood Associations. Notes from both sessions are attached.

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                          • Southgate Community Meeting 3, March 22

                            Resources attached, including meeting agenda, the Michigan Suburbs Alliance's assessment of proposed climate action strategies and meeting notes.

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                            • Promotional Materials: Hazel Park Meeting Monday, March 26

                              You're invited to the next Climate Action Plan community forum! It will be held Thursday, March 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the Hazel Park Community Center. The format will be slightly different this time: we'll give a shorter overview of the process and then we'll move into an open house format. Attendees will be able to move between tables focused on different climate action strategy areas, sharing their ideas for community-level goals and strategies.

                              Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/y7Zk2P, and help us spread the word by inviting friends and circulating the attached flyer or this video: http://vimeo.com/36312684

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                              • Promotional Materials: Southgate Meeting Thursday, March 22

                                Our next large community forum will be held Thursday, March 22, 6-7:30 pm, at the Guidance Center's Center for Excellence. At this meeting, we'll present our suggestions for what should actually go into the plan and ask you to help prioritize the strategies we've collected so far.

                                Please RSVP at this link: http://bit.ly/xvCJjp, and help us spread the word by inviting friends and circulating the attached flyer.

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                                • Community Goals & Strategies, as of 2-13-12

                                  Attached are the master lists of all the communities' submitted goals and strategies, as of February 13, 2012. These are ideas that have been submitted at community meetings or online, except for the strategies marked as being from the strategy library. These were ideas we explored before starting community outreach as possible strategies that have worked elsewhere.

                                  Do not take these ideas as final! These are living documents--we're still in the brainstorming phase, and everything is open to debate! And feel free to look at other communities' documents. We're going through this process together, so idea-stealing is encouraged.

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                                  • Hazel Park Community Meeting 1, February 2

                                    Resources attached, including meeting agenda, a climate action planning primer, a presentation on Hazel Park's greenhouse gas emissions and meeting notes.

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                                    • Ypsilanti Community Meeting 2, January 19

                                      Resources attached, including a presentation on Ypsilanti's greenhouse gas emissions, an overview of some of the proposed emissions reductions ideas and meeting notes.

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                                        • Southgate Community Meeting 1, December 13

                                          Resources attached, including meeting agenda, a climate action planning primer, an information sheet on BBFM and meeting notes.

                                          This was a joint meeting between the Climate Action Planning process and the BetterBuildings for Michigan (BBFM) program, which are taking place concurrently in the city of Southgate. Check out more on BBFM at this link: http://regionalenergyoffice.org/betterbuildings/

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