We are working on a local issue in our community, a Sustainability Commission for the City of Green Bay. This campaign seeks to urge the City of Green Bay to create an Advisory Commission on Sustainability to explore sustainability initiatives that can be implemented in Green Bay. Because state and national institutions are unresponsive to sustainability issues, particularly related to climate change and energy, local governments have both an opportunity and imperative to step up and implement grassroots solutions that will allow our communities to do our part to mitigate climate change. Many cities throughout the nation and Wisconsin have made strides in the past decade, but Green Bay is not one of them. In order to fully realize the potential our city can have to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and provide a more sustainable, livable, and healthy community, a collaborative space needs to be established to realize our options.
The Sustainability Commission Ordinance was introduced by Aldermen Randy Scannell on Tuesday May 15th 2018 and on Tuesday, May 22nd 2018 the Ordinance passed through the City of Green Bay Protection and Welfare Committee (3-0).
On Tuesday, June 19th at 7pm at Green Bay City Hall (100 N Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301) the Sustainability Commission Ordinance will be read at the full city council meeting.
What can you do to help us pass the Sustainability Commission Ordinance?
1) Contact your Green Bay City Council Alder person and ask them to support the formation of a citizen commission on sustainability for the city of Green Bay.
Don’t know who your alder person is? https://rfs.greenbaywi.gov/RequestForService/Parcel/ParcelData.aspx?NoRedirect=true
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2) Invite your neighbors, those you know, family, and friends to also contact their representatives. Share a post, tag someone who wants to get involved, engage those around you. https://www.facebook.com/events/1970392062995699/
3) Make sure you come on Tuesday, June 19th at 7pm at Green Bay City Hall (100 N Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301) for the vote (and bring those that you asked to call with you!) https://www.facebook.com/events/1970392062995699/
One pager about Sustainability Commission Ordinance: https://www.joshua4justice.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/SUSTAIN-GREEN-BAY-1.pdf