Washtenaw declares a climate emergency

Photo Credit: Barry Chattillion 1
Photo Credit: Barry Chattillion 1

The Board of Commissioners of Washtenaw County unanimously passed a declaration of climate emergency on September 18. The resolution calls for efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the area, aiming to end emissions in the county entirely no later than 2035, as well as calling upon the state and federal governments to also declare an emergency. The effort took place just days before the first Global Climate Strike events were held on September 20. Washtenaw County saw another Climate Strike held in March, with a turnout estimated at over 2,000 people.