By Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A city in central Oregon is asking residents to weigh in on its plan to combat climate change.

The Bulletin reports ( ) that the Bend City Council is holding a special meeting Thursday to get public feedback on a resolution that sets goals to reduce carbon emissions.

The draft plan calls for making all city facilities carbon neutral, meaning city operations would emit no greenhouse gases or would offset emissions through measures like planting trees or purchasing renewable energy.

A large part of Bend’s economy is based on outdoor recreations on the river and in the mountains. Nikki Roemmer of the Oregon League of Conservation Voters says it is important that the city be proactive about protecting the environment.


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