Daily News-Record, December 1, 2020
Letters to the Editor: Jo Anne St. Clair
As chair of Climate Action Alliance of the Valley, I thank the Harrisonburg City Council members for their unanimous approval of the resolution to pursue a 100% renewable energy goal for the city’s electric grid by 2035.
Council member Richard Baugh worked with residents and stakeholders to craft this resolution. Its passage is a first step in making Harrisonburg a leader in achieving vital carbon reduction.
Now the “ real work” begins, and city staff cannot accomplish this challenge alone. They need the community’s help and creative ideas for solutions. CAAV expects the city to create a diverse stakeholder group. We need many community voices, heads, and hands, to achieve this goal.
I encourage residents wanting to participate to apply to become a member of the newly constituted Environmental Performance Advisory Committee EPSAC (www.harrisonburgva.gov/boards).