- Sustainability & Resilience
- Climate Action & Resilience Plan
Climate Action & Resilience Plan
Lexington’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan ("Resilient Lexington") will build upon a solid foundation of climate leadership and complement ongoing efforts to create a sustainable future. We are not starting from scratch! Our community has a tradition of taking action and we are a regional leader in sustainability. Resilient Lexington will build upon these ongoing efforts.
With a bold vision for a resilient community at its core, Lexington can continue to lead the way with action. Revisit this page for updates about the Resilient Lexington planning process and for opportunities to get involved by sharing your thoughts!
- View the Resilient Lexington Summary. (也提供普通话)
High Impact Actions
The Plan will include a wide range of detailed actions that are informed by the public survey and the Working Group. Many of the actions in the Plan will fall under categories that have been identified as especially high impact given their ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about four of the high impact action areas to be included in the Plan. Each of the fact sheets linked below explain the action, show its greenhouse gas emission reduction potential, and has steps you can take to support the effort.
Over the course of a year, the Town will complete a series of community assessments, data analyses, and stakeholder and community engagement activities to complete our Plan by summer of 2023.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are produced when we use fossil fuels to heat our buildings and power our vehicles and when we burn waste in an incinerator. Taking bold action in these areas will be essential to minimizing our community’s contribution to climate change.
The Plan will focus on key, high-impact actions in five focus areas: Buildings & Energy, Community Resilience, Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility, and Waste.
A Solid Foundation of Success
Meeting the Climate Challenges Ahead
As climate change threatens our environment, health, infrastructure, and economy, Lexington is designing solutions to ensure our town thrives in the future. From transforming our energy and transportation systems to protecting our health and natural environment, our Climate Action and Resilience Plan will help ensure that everyone in our community is resilient to the impacts of climate change.