The great news is that the Town of Fairfax has met its 2020 Carbon Reduction Goals four years early in 2016. The daunting news is that we have a long way to go, and some of the things that we need to do will be hard.
There was one Fairfax person at the meeting who expressed that it would be hard for many people in the town to do some of the things that might be necessary for us to meet this climate crisis. This person noted this could be especially difficult if these things involved ordinances like the natural gas ban in Berkeley. This person also talked about their dissatisfaction with electric stoves.
We understand that we have people in Fairfax with varying income levels, and with different abilities (and interest) in taking action on climate. At the end of the day, we must build the Fairfax community, not destroy it. We must bring everyone together to figure out how WE, TOGETHER, can find ways we can overcome our mutual challenges, while helping each of us, and while building our community.
To that end, the CAC is going to host a meeting the Sunday before Earth Day to brainstorm. This year is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. We want to celebrate that spirit by talking together NOT about why we can’t; but talking together about how we can have a positive impact on the climate crisis.
Please join us!
Thank you all,
Chair/Fairfax Climate Action Committee