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Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission (View All)

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Meeting Agenda
September 25, 2019 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Community Development Building, Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way
1. (6:00) - Call to Order
2. Consent Agenda
3. Announcements (10 min)
3.1. Next Regular Meeting: October 23, 2019
• Reschedule December 18 Meeting 
3.2. Upcoming Sub-committee meetings
3.3. Other Announcements from Commissioners
4. (6:10) - Public Forum to be evenly divided by public wishing to speak (10 min)
5. (6:20) - Reports/Presentations (35 min)
5.1 Carbon Sequestration (30 min)
6. (6:55) Old Business (30 min)
6.1. Commission Monthly Column in Sneak Preview (5 min)
Month Published  Article  Assigned To  Due for Packet  Due to Sneak Preview (staff)  Approved?
August  Love Your Water & Your Landscape Smitherman  Jun. 17    Yes
September Virtual Net Metering in Ashland   Green  Jul. 15   Yes
October Closing the Climate Gap Koopman  Sept. 16   Yes
November Leaves and Composting Options Rosenthal Sept.16  Oct. 14  
December CPAC Joint Commission Article  McGinnis/CPAC  Oct. 14  Nov.18  
TBD – Rogue to Go, Straws on Demand, Juicebox Electric Car Charger, and Addressing Consumption Emissions
6.2. Sub-committee updates (25 min)
6.2.1 Water (6 min)
6.2.2 Waste Prevention (6 min)
6.2.3 Air Quality (6 min)
6.2.4 Marketing and Outreach (6 min)
7. (7:25) - New Business (30 min)
8. (7:55) - Wrap Up (5 min)
8.1. Review of Action Items
8.2. Items to be added to next agenda
• Debrief on State Laws (after legal review)
• Public Meeting, Records, and Ethics Presentation

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission
The purpose of Ashland’s Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission is to support the achievement of Ashland's Community Climate Recovery Goals and conservation activities. The Commission shall actively encourage Community entities and individuals to make wise use of resources and make progress toward Ashland's Community Climate Goals as set forth in the most current City Council approved version of the Climate and Energy Action Plan.
The Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission consists of nine voting members including one representative each from the solid waste franchisee for the City, Southern Oregon University, and the Ashland School District, and six other voting members.
Powers and Duties Generally:
A. Consistent with City policies and procedures, educate and advocate for Ashland's Community Climate Recovery Goals
B. Consistent with the Climate and Energy Action Plan, make recommendations on strategies, actions, and programs related to the wise and efficient use of resources by all Ashland citizens, including: 
a. Consumption of goods and services;
b. Materials management, waste prevention, reduction, and recycling;
c. Conservation and efficient use of electricity, water, and natural resources; 
d. Promotion of community, residential, and commercial renewable resources;
e. Air quality awareness; and 
f. Climate resilience and preparedness.

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