And that’s an order. I just went outside to grab a photo for this blog.
Here’s a duck who was eating in the Clark Fork River. I think this animal is one reason for the … wait for it … CONSERVATION & CLIMATE ACTION PLAN.
Yes, we’re finally back to it. We’ve read the first eight pages, and now, we’ve reached the introduction.
It talks about the reason for the plan, and there’s a few. One, of course, is the city wants to save money. Then, there’s this reason, related to our friend duck.
“The City of Missoula should operate as a steward to sustain natural resources and our environment for future generations through energy and resource conservation.
“The City of Missoula recognizes that fossil fuels and other natural resources are finite and that we need to take action to reduce their consumption.”
The plan also is supposed to “mitigate the associated negative impacts to human health.” The document mentions asthma, respiratory diseases, heart disease and mercury-related neurological damage.
“At the same time, reducing fossil fuel use decreases harm to the environment by reducing air pollution, acid rain, and drought.”
Super. And all for now. Oh, photo credit goes to the ProCamera app and I forget which filter. Are you on Instagram, by the way? Send your handle.
– Keila Szpaller