South Bend asking for public input on Climate Action Plan


SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The City of South Bend is asking for the public's input on updates to the Climate Action Plan from April to September, either virtually or in person.

“We are excited to work with the community and chart our course to a future that is equitable, sustainable and resilient,” said Mayor James Mueller. “Addressing climate change will require all of us, and this update to our Climate Action Plan will develop strategies that resonate with our South Bend community."

In 2019, South Bend’s first Climate Action Plan established a goal of eliminating pollution by the year 2050, but the plan must be updated every five years.

Ways for the public to share their opinions include:

  • Downtown South Bend First Fridays on May 3 and June 7
  • Linden Avenue Farmers Market on June 15 and July 20 (3419 W Washington)
  • Climate Action Planning event on July 11 from 4:30-6:30pm at the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center (1040 W Washington St.)
  • Additionally, the Office of Sustainability is recruiting a new cohort of Climate Action Ambassadors. Ambassadors will seek feedback from community members on draft climate action strategies, and can represent themselves, a community group, or a local business.

Visit the city's website to learn more on the planning process, stay updated, and offer your opinion. 

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