CAN BE A CLIMATE LEADER
Lead on Climate
Oakland County should join governments around the world pledging to curb climate
change: End emissions by county operations by 2030, end emissions county-wide by 2050, and
create a Sustainability Office to lead the effort to reach these goals and make our county
sustainable for all of us and for future generations.
Lead on Justice
Environmental damage falls heaviest on poor and minority communities. Oakland
County needs to protect the vulnerable from climate and other environmental calamities: upgrade
water and sanitation, support affordable clean transit and affordable clean energy in our
communities. And protect voting, so our people can protect themselves and their future.
Lead on Jobs
The climate transition ahead will create the opportunity for new jobs, with changes in
every industry. Oakland County can help lead on good green jobs and businesses that will be
here for the future – jobs and businesses that will make our future work.
The Oakland County Climate Campaign emerged in December 2019 as a response to the growing threat of climate change and the need for local governments to take action. However, the ideas contained within the movement began long before that date. In fact, the platform we created is based on bringing together the works of many movements under a common vision. We want to make Oakland County a model for environmental leadership in the United States. Our transition to a cleaner economy can be one that benefits all people. It must make clean, green technology accessible and affordable to all people. We're a growing movement, just as diverse as Oakland County itself. Together, we can achieve climate justice for all.
Our movement is volunteer-driven. We're building grassroots teams in every city and district in Oakland County. Together, we are creating a viable path towards a livable planet for our children and grandchildren. We always need new volunteers to help give presentations to their churches, communities, and neighbors. We also need people to meet with their elected officials. If you'd like to learn more or get involved, click the link.
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