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Denver seeks members for new Climate Action Task Force

Denver - Denver’s Office of Sustainability is currently seeking members to join its newly created Climate Action Task Force. The Climate Action Task Force will be charged with creating consensus in the Denver community by May of 2020 around an updated climate work plan through an equity lens, securing the resources that will be needed, and creating revenue mechanisms.

Applications will be accepted until Nov. 14, 2019, and can be accessed here.

All interested individuals are asked to briefly tell us about themselves and the community they represent to ensure diverse representation.

The time commitment for Climate Action Task Force members will include weekly 3-hour meetings from December – February (with breaks for holidays), and bi-weekly 3-hour meetings from March through May. Task Force members will be asked to vet ideas with and speak for the community or organization they represent.

In August 2019, Mayor Michael B. Hancock and City Council President Jolon Clark announced a plan to strengthen Denver’s work to address climate change by launching a process to examine current climate work using an equity lens, identify gaps to achieve scientifically informed goals, develop a work plan to fill those gaps, analyze funding needs, and agree on a revenue source to fill any funding gaps. To support this effort, we are recruiting a task force of 20-24 diverse community leaders.

To learn more about Denver and Mayor Hancock’s Climate Action Plan, go to: www.denvergov.org/climate