Clark County goes "All-In" on tackling climate change

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) -  Clark County has launched "All-In Clark County",  a program to address climate change and create a more sustainable future for all residents, businesses and visitors.

The program will be managed by the County’s Office of Sustainability—a division of the Department of Environment and Sustainability (DES)—and is a two-phased plan to assess several elements:

 - Phase I: Review Clark County’s operations to determine opportunities to create efficiencies, reduce waste and utilize more clean, renewable energy. In Phase I, the County will also be funding the update to the regional greenhouse gas emissions inventory, which was initially conducted for the year 2014.

 - Phase II: Development of a community-wide sustainability and climate action plan. The plan will take a smart, bold, and inclusive approach to creating a sustainable community for the well-being and prosperity of all, today and for future generations.

“By population, Clark County remains one of the fast growing counties in the United States. All-In Clark County is an important step in assessing and allocating our resources, addressing climate change and building a sustainable community for future generations,” said Clark County District F Commissioner Justin Jones. “It’s imperative to gather input from a diverse sampling of our residents and business owners to ensure we are meeting their current and future needs.”

“The good news is that all the solutions we need to endure and embrace the changes ahead exist today,” said Department of Environment and Sustainability Assistant Directory, Jodi Bechtel. “With All-In Clark County, we are committing to a healthy, sustainable community for our current and future residents.”

For All-In, the county is launching a communications program as well as seeking input from the community through an online survey where they can share their priorities and concerns as it relates to climate change and extreme weather as well as prioritize which projects the County should focus on in their own operations. The online survey takes approximately five minutes to complete and will be active through November 14th.

People can stay informed of All-In activities through the County’s social media channels and DES website.