Climate Action Plan

ROAR, together with Sustainable Delaware Ohio has been working on a Climate Action Plan for the City of Delaware, Ohio in response to Delaware’ Comprehensive Plan. ROAR wants to present projects that will have a carbon offset for the region.

We plan to follow models from other cities in Ohio and to incorporate sustainability goals from the United Nations as well as goals from Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC)

More work is ahead, so stay tuned for updates…

The Climate Action Committee, a community-based group created by Oberlin’s City Council, developed the 2013 Climate Action Plan as a roadmap for transitioning to a climate positive community. You can find more information on The Oberlin Project website.

Cleveland has done a wonderful job with their Climate Action Plan. Inspiring and a great example!

In 2015, the city of Athens sustainability commission launched a public process in order to create a sustainability plan for the city. The final draft of the plan was presented to Athens City Council on March 13, 2017. The plan is designed to support local sustainability initiatives and to encourage both residents and the city administration to move towards sustainability. Click here to read the 2018 Sustainability Plan Update. The first edition can be reviewed by clicking here.

Since they are practically neighbors, we are also looking at Dublin, OH Sustainability Framework.

MORPC has been working with municipalities in the region using their Sustainable2050 accredation program.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) are a critical part of a global reduction in CO2 emissions to keep the cumulative global CO2 levels from rising and more importantly, to limit the global temperature rise to below 1.5 Celsius. The SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 Agenda. We’re figuring our way through the maze… >>READ ROADMAP SDG

MORE CLIMATE ACTION and SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCES

STARS

EcoDistricts

Ohio EPA

Transition Towns