USDN now helps partners, sustainability professionals, and our followers stay up to date with USDN members' innovations through the Urban Sustainability Bulletin, formally known as the Innovation Report. This newsletter highlights key updates from USDN as well as key accomplishments from our member communities to give you a sense of what is happening in the field of urban sustainability and particularly our four focus areas - GHG Reduction, Climate Resilience, Social Equity and Community Engagement, and Urban Sustainability.
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Aspen CO Opts for Faster Climate Action Goals: Aspen CO approved updated climate action goals and a new waste reduction plan to accelerate a reduction in their GHG emissions, with targets at 63% reduction by 2030 and 100% carbon neutral by 2050.
Takoma Park MD Launches Electrification Grant Program: Takoma Park MD launched their Electrification and Energy Efficiency Grants for Everyone program to provide up to $30,000 for business and multifamily projects and $5,000 to $15,000 to homeowner projects that work to improve energy efficiency and transition away from fossil fuels.
St. Louis Park MN Offering Training to Building Operators: St. Louis Park MN is partnering with the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance to offer cost share funds to cover building operators' attendance of the Building Operator Certification training that prepares them to support greater building energy and water efficiency, with property owner permission.