A Sense of Urgency

By Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Climate change is not a remote problem. It is relentless and as Shelley Poticha said recently at the Shared Use Mobility Summit, “it requires a sense of urgency.”

It’s pretty darn overwhelming. How do we tackle climate change, build more sustainably, and improve not only mobility but also social equity?

Twenty-five big cities are working to change that through The American Cities Climate Challenge, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Each of the cities commits to the Paris Climate Agreement–details at wearestillin.com.

This two-year acceleration program provides additional and significant resources to address climate change and advance a more sustainable future for residents. This support is provided with a specific goal: to meet or exceed near-term reduction goals for carbon and greenhouse gas emissions. Find out more about how these cities are creating positive change–and what you and your organization can do to help. Ideally, with a sense of urgency.

Rachel Yoka, CAPP, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, is IPMI’s vice president of program development.

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