Climate Action P2 Projects 2010

The purpose of this round of Community P2 grant was to foster the development of community based approaches that will effectively address climate and energy challenges in Michigan.

This grant targeted the following climate actions:

  • Developing and implementing a "local climate action plan" to reduce GHG emissions and reduce energy consumption.
  • Adopting formal resolutions and ordinances that support energy and climate change initiatives.
  • Creating a community inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
  • Organizing or strengthening a citizen climate and/or energy task force for a municipality, county or region.
  • Supporting ongoing partnerships between neighborhoods/blocks and city government that will address climate and energy issues.
  • Improving infrastructure, operations and adopt climate-smart practices through land use plans, zoning and building codes.
  • Identifying opportunities for waste and energy savings in buildings, waste and water treatment processes and other local government operations including: transportation and roads; handling of solid and hazardous waste; janitorial and food services; laundry operations; environment purchasing; electronic waste disposal; composting; heating and cooling; recycling; energy and water usage; etc.
  • Developing sustainable land use guidelines for your community to address energy usage and climate change.

The following municipalities received grant funding:

  • City of Ann Arbor; $50,000
  • City of Dearborn; $50,000
  • City of Hazel Park; $48,747
  • City of Southgate; $49,767
  • City of Ypsilanti; $48,033

PROJECT RESULTS:

Climate Action Plans, Final Reports and Strategy Libraries
Ann Arbor Climate Action Plan
Dearborn Climate Action Plan
Hazel Park Climate Action Plan
South Gate Climate Action Plan
Ypsilanti Climate Action Plan

Summary:
Year: 2010 thru 2012
Grant Type: Community P2
Focus: Climate Action Planning

Background:
Local governments can play a key role in minimizing the risks of climate change and reducing its long-term costs. They can reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by improving operations and developing sustainable land use guidelines for the community at large while minimizing the negative impacts of future climate change. Local governments can also improve infrastructure, operations, and enable climate-smart practices through land use plans, zoning and building codes, solid waste and water management programs, energy reduction programs, and through policies dealing with roads and public transportation. Local governments can lead, educate, and demonstrate the savings from energy efficiency and low-carbon energy, encouraging businesses, institutions, and individuals to move forward on climate change.

Environmental Benefits:
The development of climate action plans and strategies that can be used as models and templates by other Michigan cities and local governments across the State. Environmental benefits include the reduction in greenhouse gases, energy, waste and water.