Green Notes special announcement: Draft Climate Action Plan available for review and opportunities to provide feedback

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Draft Climate Action Plan available for review

Hennepin County is pleased to release a draft of our first Climate Action Plan (PDF).

Cover of the draft Climate Action Plan

This draft is the culmination of a year-long planning effort that involved 57 staff from 20 county departments. The plan was also shaped by community members who shared the impacts they’ve experienced from climate change and their values, priorities, and vision for a climate-friendly future.

Read more about the plan development and previous community engagement efforts process at

Opportunities to provide feedback

The county will be gathering feedback on the plan through Wednesday, March 3.

Online community meetings

The county is holding two online meetings where county staff will present core goals and strategies. Anyone interested in the county’s response to climate change is encouraged to attend.

Using online facilitation tools, participants will complete polls about the goals and strategies, offer comments, and ask written questions that will be answered through a moderated process. Meetings will be held:

  • Monday, February 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, March 1 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Both sessions will have the same agenda, so you only need to attend one session. Please complete the RSVP form to indicate which session you plan to attend. Information about how to access the meeting will be emailed a few days prior to the event.

Comment form

Individuals who wish to offer feedback on the plan but do not want to attend an online meeting may share their comments through an online feedback form. This form will be available through Wednesday, March 3.

Timeline and next steps

Planned timeline to seek board adoption of the plan:

  • February 2021: Make draft plan available for public comment and conduct online and virtual feedback opportunities.
  • March 2021: Summarize and share findings from engagement efforts with the climate action teams and county leadership. Use the findings to make final edits to the plan. Make the updated plan available and communicate it to the county board.
  • April 2021: Board takes up formal adoption of the climate action plan, which will include a final public comment process.

Hennepin County
Environment and Energy

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