WE NEED BOLD CLIMATE ACTION FROM THE FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH.
We know that Alaska is on the frontlines of climate change impacts as the Arctic warms twice as fast as worldwide average. We can see the effects with permafrost thaw, floods, wildfires, freezing rain, and more. We also know that we need to be on the frontlines of solutions with a just transition away from fossil fuels towards sustainable energy and economic solutions.
In the absence of leadership from the federal or state governments, we need local governments to lead more than ever –– and many cities are doing exactly that. One key tool for communities to take action is a climate action & adaptation plan, which spells out how a community will reduce climate polluting greenhouse gases, adapt to climate change impacts, and build out a sustainable future with equity for all.
The Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition has been working with Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly members to raise the idea of a climate action plan. They are considering voting on a policy to start a plan this summer, which means it’s time for them to hear that the community demands bold action for climate justice!
By signing our petition, you join your voice with the many other community members calling for action. We will also follow up with you to let you know about other key ways to raise your voice and move us towards solutions!