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Agendas and Minutes

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission (View All)

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Meeting Video

Meeting Agenda

October 27, 2021 – 3 to 5 PM
1. (3:00) Call to Order

2. Consent Agenda (5 min)
3. (3:05) Announcements (15 min)
3.1. Next Regular Meeting: November 17, 2021
3.2. Other Announcements from Commissioners
3.3. Reports from Members of Other Commissions

4. (3:20) Public Forum will be taken as written and oral testimony. Please submit testimony
via the CCOC contact form by 10 a.m. the day before the meeting to be included in the
minutes. If you would like to speak, please indicate that on the form. (5 min)

5. (3:25) - Reports/Presentations (50 min)
5.1. Ashland Solar Cooperative presentation (30 min)
5.2. Council Update (5 min)
5.3. Staff Update (5 min)
5.4. SOU Update (5 min)
5.5. Recology Update (5 min)

6. (4:15) – Business (40 min)
6.1. Parameters for invited presentations (5 min)
6.2. CCOC Subgroup progress reports (15 min)
• Subgroup #1 – CEAP implementation support (McGinnis, Sohl, Cooper)
Subgroup #2 Notes – Outreach framework (Buck, Moore, Rosenthal, Koopman)
Subgroup #3 Notes – Education/Coordination (Walker, Sohl, Koopman)
6.3. Commission Monthly Column in Sneak Preview (20 min) – "Debunked: Tackling Five Myths About Ashland’s Recycling"
• Discuss inviting other Commissions

Month Published 


Assigned To 

Due for Packet 

Due to Sneak Preview 




Oct. 13 

Nov. 5 


Climate action for the New Year 


Nov. 3 

Dec. 5 


Should I move? (Due to climate change) 


Dec. 1 

Jan. 5 






TBD  Ashland Solar Cooperative, Community Climate Survey Results, Invite other Commissions 

7. (4:55) Wrap Up (5 min)
7.1. Items to be added to future agendas
• Ashland Solar Cooperative (November meeting)
• Nuclear power follow-up
• CCOC Priorities discussion and retreat
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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