In 2017, the City of Springfield, with funding from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and in partnership with Pioneer Valley Regional Planning Commission and many others, set out to develop “Strong, Healthy and Just: Springfield’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 and to enhance the overall resilience of Springfield.
A Resilient Springfield provides all of its community members with a thriving economy, a healthy and safe environment, and access to education and training opportunities. A Resilient Springfield is prepared for the impacts associated with the changing climate and changing economic conditions.
City of Springfield Rebuilding Resilience
Seven years ago an EF3 Tornado tore through the heart of our City, and while it was a devastating event, it has turned into an opportunity for Springfield to show how resilient we are as a community! Learn More
Mayor Sarno Launches Strong, Healthy, and Just Climate Action and Resilience Plan
Together with its partners, the City launched our Strong, Healthy, and Just Climate Action and Resilience Plan. Click here for more information. Learn More
New Online Tool Helps Bring Solar to Your Home!
A new online platform- Energy Sage- allows you to online shop for solar panels for your home or business! Check it out today! Learn More
Learn What Springfield Has Done to be a Green Community!
Springfield’s efforts to increase its energy efficiency began over 10 years ago. Learn all about it here! Learn More
Better safe than sorry—4 ways to prepare for an emergency
As climate change increases the threat of hazards like flooding and extreme heat in our community, it is more important than ever to make sure we are prepared for emergencies. Learn More
The City of Springfield has announced the creation of the Facilities and Sustainability Engineer position for the City of Springfield.Full Article
The Springfield Climate Action & Resilience Plan has a Facebook page! Check it out for updates to our Plan!Full Article
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Which Water Is Best For Health? Hint: Don’t Discount The TapNPR
2017 Was One Of The Hottest Years On RecordNPR
When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame?NPR
White House Proposal Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards, No Exception For CaliforniaNPR