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Corvallis Continues to Implement Climate Action Plan

Every year since 1970, April 22nd has marked Earth Day. Over time, the day has grown into a worldwide movement and a moment to highlight environmental issues. As KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports, some cities – including Corvallis – are making every day Earth Day.

Corvallis adopted a Climate Action Plan at the end of 2016. And since then, the city and its partners have been working to implement a number of action items, in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience to the effects of climate change.

Here’s Scott Dybvad, the sustainability program specialist with the city.

“As steep as our targets are for where we should be to prevent more than two degrees Celsius increase, they are going to take  a lot of work and the sooner we can start on that work the better,” he says.

As 2018 moves ahead, the city of Corvallis is continuing to convert facility lighting to LEDs and promote employee use of alternative modes of transportation. They’re also thinking about future goals for decades-long climate plan.