On August 20 the Spokane City Council voted on an ordinance that creates a permanent Sustainability Action Committee that will update the City’s Sustainability Action Plan to include specific climate action plans to make Spokane more resilient to climate change, do our part to mitigate the pollution causing climate change, and plan to have 100% of our electricity come from renewable sources by 2030.
Organizations that have declared their support for 100% renewable electricity in Spokane
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Center for Justice
Pax Christi Spokane
Upper Columbia River Sierra Club
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
The Lands Council
Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance (SIMBA)
St. Clare Ecumenical Catholic Community
Westminster Congregational Church
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane
Covenant United Methodist Church
VIDEO: 100% Renewable Electricity Ordinance Adopted by Spokane City Council
On August 20, 2018 Spokane City Council passed an ordinance committing the City to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and created a Sustainability Action Committee (SAC) that would help with the creation of plans to help meet this and other City sustainability goals. 350 Spokane is proud to have played a significant role in drafting and advocating for this ordinance, which ultimately received support from hundreds of community members, Avista Utilities, and six City Council Members.
VIDEO: Highlights from Spokane citizens’ testimony
In this powerful video Spokane citizens speak to their elected officials about the importance of real climate action now. (Video editing by 350 Spokane Intern John Rosenberger.)
VIDEO: Avista Utilities supports 100% renewable electricity by 2030 ordinance
The following video is a selection from the August 20, 2018 Spokane City Council vote to approve the 100% renewable electricity ordinance. The first person to testify in favor of the ordinance was Bruce Howard, from Avista Utilities. Avista helped to draft the ordinance and supports its goals.
Video: Sustainability Action Subcommittee Created by Spokane City Council
On August 20, 2018 Spokane City Council passed an ordinance committing the City to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and created a Sustainability Action Committee (SAC) that would help with the creation of plans to help meet this and other City sustainability goals. This ordinance came into legal effect in October of 2018. Unfortunately, Mayor Condon has refused to empanel the Sustainability Action Committee (SAC) as required by duly enacted law. Because climate change cannot wait until we have a new Mayor, on December 17, 2018 Spokane City Council voted to create an ad hoc Sustainability Action Subcommittee (SAS) that will have the same composition and duties as the SAC. The SAS will function until the Mayor empanels the permanent SAC or until we have a new Mayor. Below is the video of the City Council Proceedings regarding the resolution to create the SAS.