Be a part of the solution to greenhouse gas pollution!
We get it, greenhouse gas emissions are an intangible thing that most of us don't think about every day. Those emissions, however, are part of our everyday routines and will make themselves more oppressively known in the coming years and decades.
It's such a big issue, where would I even start?
Greenhouse gas emissions in Hallandale Beach come mostly from our transportation sector and the electricity used in commercial and residential buildings. In fact, almost half of our emissions (49.1%) come from the transportation sector alone. Focus on those sectors in your ideas and how the fossil fuels used to support those sectors can be reduced or even eliminated. There are so many solutions out there to reduce emissions and we simply want to know which solutions you'd prefer your city to pursue.
I won't experience climate change in my lifetime, so why should I care?
Reducing emissions can have co-benefits that improve quality of life. Most of the solutions residents have shared so far would increase shade in our city, make walking and biking safer, and reduce flooding. What's not to love about that?
Of course, future and already existing younger generations are another reason to care! We're already starting to feel some of the impacts and other impacts will be arriving before we know it. There isn't time to kick the can down the road. When the person writing this newsletter is elderly, she will experience sea-level rise of 4.5 feet (she is 5.5 feet tall) and over 9 months of temperatures that "feel like" 100 degrees or hotter in Hallandale Beach. Be part of the solution for her and people younger than her.
Be part of the solution and share your ideas today!
We can take action now to make future conditions less harsh while improving our quality of life now. What changes would you like to see that would reduce our emissions? Share your ideas today at www.haveyoursayhallandale.org. Feel like you need to learn more about climate change before you share your ideas? Watch our Climate Change 101 training from this year and get up to speed. Make it a family activity to brainstorm ways the City and your family can reduce emissions and share those ideas with us, please!