Blacksburg tackles climate change

BLACKSBURG – The bicycle and electric car parked outside the Blacksburg Motor Co. town offices Wednesday hinted at what was going on inside.
Reducing the town’s carbon footprint is the goal of the new Blacksburg Climate Action Plan, a document that brings together years of work by town officials and residents. Wednesday’s session was the first of three planned meetings where people can read through the plan, make comments or suggest changes.

The next information meeting is Monday, another is scheduled for May 29, and comments can be sent to the town until June 30.

Town council is expected to vote on the plan in July.

Blacksburg officials have looked for years at what the town’s role should be in warding off the worst aspects of climate change.

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