Beaverton City Council last night voted unanimously to approve their first Climate Action Plan, which mandates 86 actions toward an eventual goal of net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases citywide by 2050.
The climate action plan was more than three years in the making before its approval Tuesday, Nov. 12. It sets an interim target of 50% fossil-fuel reductions by city operations by 2030.
“It is not a perfect plan,” said Scott Keller, the city’s senior program manager for sustainability and recycling, who did the bulk of work on the plan. “But it is a starting point.”