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June 2018 Urban Sustainability Bulletin
Minneapolis Sustainability Office
Minneapolis Adopts 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal
: Minneapolis approved a resolution that pledges to achieve 100% renewable electricity for municipal facilities and operations by 2022 and city-wide by 2030.
Portland OR Video on Climate Action
: Portland OR recently released a video on their progress on climate action.
Toronto Receives Funding for Low Carbon Projects
: Toronto received $52 million CAN from the province for 10 low carbon projects that accelerate the implementation of TransformTO, the city's climate action plan.
Fort Collins Is On Track to Meet Climate Target
: Fort Collins announced that their carbon emissions in 2017 were 17% lower than 2005 levels, which puts the city on track to meet their 2020 GHG reduction goal.
Metrolink Climate Resilience Strategy
: Metrolink, a public transportation agency in Ontario, released their climate resilience strategy.
Portland OR 2018-2020 Strategic Plan
Portland OR Releases 2018-2020 Strategic Plan
: Portland OR published their 2018-2020 strategic plan that establishes a pathway for their initiatives to move forward in key areas, such as low-carbon built environment and waste reduction, by aligning resources and actions with partners and focusing on equitable engagement and development.
Partners for Places Equity Pilot Products
Partners for Places supported a series of equity pilot projects in 2016. Projects supporting incorporating equity into sustainability in Baltimore, Knoxville, Las Cruces, and Providence recently concluded.
Cincinnati Green Plan
Cincinnati Adopts Green Plan
: Cincinnati adopted the 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan that focuses on sustainability, equity, and resilience through 80 high impact strategies to reduce their carbon emissions 80% by 2050, with a particular focus on energy, food, transportation, and waste systems.
Five USDN Communities Receive Partners for Places Grants
: USDN members Edmonton, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Los Angeles County, and Miami received Partners for Places grants for various projects, including developing a resilience strategy, public engagement, writing a climate plan, and more.
Washington DC Released Sustainability Progress Report
Washington DC released their sustainability report that shared accomplishments in equity and diversity, energy efficiency, active transportation, LEED Platinum recognition, and more.
Tacoma Released Annual Environmental Action Plan Progress Report
: Tacoma completed its second annual Environmental Action Plan Progress Report that shared its targets in building and energy, transportation, materials management, and more.
Bellevue Certified as 4-STAR Sustainable Community
: Bellevue was certified as a 4-STAR Sustainable Community, excelling particularly in STAR's Built Environment goal area for the city's parks and park acreage,
bringing the total number of USDN members certified by STAR to 41