Thursday, June 6 from 7-8:30pm. Online.

In Newton, 23% of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from 293 large commercial buildings.  To meet Newton’s Climate Plan goal of reducing GHG emissions to zero by 2050, the emissions from these buildings must be addressed. A draft Building Emission Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) was presented to Newton’s Zoning and Planning Committee on Tuesday, May 28, and public comments can be made regarding the ordinance on Monday, June 10.

The ordinance pertains to existing non-residential buildings that are larger than 20,000 square feet in size. The ordinance sets a timeline for building owners to begin measuring the emissions from the buildings, and for reducing emissions to zero by 2050, to meet our Climate Action Plan goals.  Come learn about this ordinance, why it is important and how you can support it in the Public Comment meeting on June 10.

Co-sponsored by 350Mass, Mothers Out Front, FUUSN Climate Action Task Force, Newton Citizens Commission on Energy, and Green Newton.