The city of Burlington is planning a public meeting this week as it seeks public involvement in a new effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
At a session set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fletcher Free Library, city officials will unveil a 36-point plan designed to reduce the city’s role as a contributor to climate change.
It’s the next step in a process that began with a consultant hired by the city working with eight groups, taking more than 200 ideas for reducing emissions and distilling them down to three dozen.
City officials say some of the goals will take cooperation by citizens at large. Among those are reducing vehicle miles traveled, reducing or eliminating use of plastic bags and diverting organic material from the waste stream.