City Launches MI Climate Challenge!

Do you want to start taking meaningful climate action now, before the City's Climate Action Planning wraps up in December 2022? Good news! As part of our Earth Week activities, on April 20 we officially launched the Mercer Island Climate Challenge. This program is part of a joint regional campaign, the Eastside Climate Challenge, that we’re running in partnership with Redmond, Bellevue, and Issaquah.

For residents who want to get started now on carbon footprint reductions at the household level, this campaign is ideal. The online challenge platform offers a free roadmap for Islanders to reduce their carbon footprint and live healthier, more sustainable lives. With over 80 customized ideas to significantly reduce households’ carbon footprint and save money, as well as 30 actions on emergency preparedness and community resilience, there’s something for everyone.

We already have 22 households signed up and our target is 250 homes by year’s end. We are also exploring a friendly competition between City Councils – more to come!

Learn more or sign up for 45-minute overview workshops at: www.mercerisland.gov/climatechallenge

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