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Climate Action and Climate Justice Plan
for Kalamazoo County

Climate Action and Climate Justice Plan

The world is facing a climate crisis.  Several government units in and around Kalamazoo County have declared this in clear language.  There is a real need to formulate a coordinated plan of action to prepare a county with a resilient economy that expands opportunity and diversity, readily recovers from climate hazard events, adopts redundant climate-ready infrastructure, promotes healthy populations, and protects natural resources, ecosystems, and agriculture. A community-informed Climate Action and Climate Justice Plan at the county level is under development with residents, stakeholders, and governmental staff providing input throughout the decision-making process.

Creation of the plan is supported by a 3-year grant from the U.S.

EPA and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes,

and Energy, which was jointly secured by the KalamazooClimate

Crisis Coalition (KCCC) and Kalamazoo County. The development

of the Plan is a county-wide collaborative between local

organizations, educational institutions, and governments to

accelerate environmental justice and climate action planning and

implementation in Kalamazoo County.

Watch Taylor VanWinkle, Kalamazoo County Climate Sustainability Coordinator describe the plan.

Community Climate Action and Climate Justice Questionnaire

This survey was designed to gauge local household and business preparedness for climate impacts and
to identify actions and strategies that would reduce risk and loss from climate hazards. Climate
justice ensures that the representation, inclusion, and protections of the rights of the most
vulnerable to the effects of climate change and promotes equitable access to resources and the
right to clean and healthy environments. The information provided will help prioritize local
climate action and climate justice planning and initiatives.

All responses must be received no later than December 31, 2023.

Responses may be submitted online ( or through scanning this QR Code:

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