2022 Climate and Sustainability Progress Report presented to Bloomington City Council

BLOOMINGTON – Assistant Director of Sustainability Lauren Clemens provided the community and members of City Council with an update on October 19 concerning the progress toward achieving community climate and sustainability goals.

The presentation to the City Council and the Council Climate Action and Resilience Committee on October 18th and 19th covered the state of sustainability and climate action in Bloomington and the City’s ongoing efforts and investments to advance progress on the Sustainability and Climate Action Plans.

Mayor John Hamilton

“Climate action and resilience measures are vital for the future of our city,” said Mayor John Hamilton. “Tracking our progress allows us to recognize successes and adapt efforts as necessary. Presenting these reports to the City Council and making them available to residents allows this critical work to be community-wide, as it should be.” 

Annual reports to the public and council on community strategic plans, such as the 2018 Sustainability Action Plan and 2021 Climate Action Plan, are presented as part of a City-wide effort to maintain and expand transparency and accountability in government functions and services. 

Mayor Hamilton joined Lauren Clemens from the Economic and Sustainable Development Department to provide a video update on the Climate Action Plan which can be found at: https://youtu.be/ZKOscOxFLQk.

The 2022 Climate and Sustainability Progress Report and prior progress reports can be found at: bloomington.in.gov/sustainability.

To watch the full recording of the City Council meeting please visit http://catstv.net/.

Questions should be directed to Lauren Clemens, Assistant Director of Sustainability, at lauren.clemens@bloomington.in.gov or call 812-349-3818.