Ashland Is Making The Environment A Priority

Ashland's climate and energy action plan passed in 2017. Monday night they met with people in the community to discuss their progress. So far, 59% of their goals are complete or on track to be complete by 2020. Some goals include improving transportation, making buildings more efficient and making ecosystems healthy.

Posted: Mar. 19, 2019 7:46 AM
Updated: Mar. 19, 2019 7:46 AM

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city of ashland is "no planet, no children i mean it's that serious." the city of ashland is making the environment a priority. "instead of saying oh portland can do it, we can do it right here and ashland certainly can." ashland's climate and energy action plan passed in 2017. last night they met with people in the community to discuss their progress. so far, 59-percent of their goals are complete or on making buildings more efficient and making ecosystems healthy. "one way ashland is working to decrease negative impacts on our environment is actually happening inside restaurants." a new group called the southern oregon food solutions are working on minimizing food waste. "we waste 40% of our food in this country. the problem with wasted food is that it creates a greenhouse gas called methane and methane is 70% worse than carbon." ashland's standing stone brewing company tries not to throw anything away. "it matters to us you know ...these are all basically scraps of other things that are on our actual menu that we haven't utilized yet so we turn them into a special." they have different colored buckets for trash, recycling, soft plastics and compost. "that prevents a lot of waste because nothing is just getting thrown away" cassidy delamarter, newswatch12. southern oregon food solutions' goal is to reduce
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