For ourselves and generations to come
Hennepin County’s Climate Action Plan guides the county’s response to climate change. Pursuing the strategies laid out in the plan will enable us to create a better future for ourselves and future generations.
The plan includes 5 goals, 29 strategies, and 145 tactics. The strategies focus on cutting greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to our changing climate in ways that reduce vulnerabilities and ensure a more equitable and resilient Hennepin County.Download the Climate Action Plan
More and more, Hennepin County residents are noticing the effects of climate change — from warming winter temperatures, more extreme rain and snow events, and changes in our valued ecosystems.
Everyone experiences climate change, but the impacts are not felt equally. Communities of color, low-income families, residents with disabilities, and other vulnerable communities are the most at risk from negative climate impacts.
Hennepin County’s response to climate change is important. The county leads in many areas that offer the most effective ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions, such as investing in transit, conserving energy use in our buildings, protecting natural resources, and preventing waste.
We all have a shared responsibility to do more to combat climate change and protect our local environment.
So, what can I do? Where to focus your climate action
When thinking about climate change, people often wonder: “So, what can I do?” Find questions to ask yourself to help you figure out where best to focus your efforts plus information about the most important climate actions.
Helping pollinators threatened by climate change
We rely on pollinators to help plants that we need grow. You can help pollinators by making changes in your yard and garden.
Tips for talking about climate change
Having more conversations about climate change is important for promoting social change and developing social norms. Find tips to help you have productive conversations.