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The City of Ypsilanti recently partnered with the City of Ann Arbor and other local groups in the A2Zero Carbon Neutrality initiative. The goal is to devise a regional plan by Earth Day 2020 to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030-2035. Both are ambitious timelines but well worth the efforts. The partner groups are coming together in local meetings to share information and ideas to help achieve our common goals for our community and the planet.
Washtenaw 350 is hosting a meeting this Saturday morning (11am-1pm) at the Ypsilanti District Library (5577 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti MI, 48197). Elize Matz (MPSC) will explain the nature of special monopoly status utilities currently have in Michigan and how that intersects with rate increases and citizen service concerns. Senator Jeff Irwin will give an overview of Powering Michigan Forward, bicameral and bipartisan bills that will loosen utility’s hold over homeowners. Congressperson Debbie Dingell will introduce the 100% Clean Economy Act 2019 (HR5221). Local officials will open the meeting with brief overviews of the efforts their municipalities are undertaking to further the quality of community life, where taking care of the environment takes care of people. (Superior Township: Brenda McKinney, Ypsilanti Township: Monica Ross Williams, City of Ypsilanti: Steve Wilcoxen)
I hope to see you there. If you cannot make it, please contact me for more information.
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