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Natural Systems Community Workshop

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
Natural Systems Community Workshop

Hosted by the City of Austin Office of Sustainability –

Join the City’s Office of Sustainability to give your input on nature-based solutions to capture, store, and reduce carbon emissions in Austin.

The Office of Sustainability is in the process of updating Austin’s Community Climate Plan. As part of that process, we’re talking with community members to understand their goals, barriers, hopes, and dreams when it comes to reducing our community carbon footprint.

One the many potential solutions to the climate crisis is promoting natural systems, landscapes, and maintenance practices that capture and store carbon and/or reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. In this workshop, we are seeking input to see what you think about capturing greenhouse gas emissions through our natural landscapes in Austin.

At this workshop, you will:

  • Provide feedback and input about how to achieve our community’s goal of reducing at least as many global warming emissions as we create by 2050.
  • Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of increasing carbon capture using nature-based solutions like tree planting, carbon storage in soils, and land management practices.
  • Help identify strategies to reduce carbon emissions, such as planting more low-maintenance landscapes and using trees to shade buildings.

Refreshments and childcare:

Food and drinks will be provided, and supervised child activities will be available for kids age 3 and up.

More details:

This is one of five different workshops that coincide with the five advisory groups working on the Climate Plan Update: Transportation Electrification, Transportation and Land Use, Sustainable Buildings, Consumption of Goods, and Natural Systems.

The overall goal of the Climate Plan is to identify tangible and quantifiable actions that local government, big business, and community members can undertake in the next 5-10 years that will help reach our community’s goal of reducing at least as many global warming emissions as we create by 2050.

Contact:

Please contact caitlin.admire@austintexas.gov if you have any questions.

You can RSVP here.

Venue

Carver Branch, Austin Public Library
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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Website:
https://library.austintexas.gov/carver-branch