Acting boldly on climate change
For ourselves and generations to come
Our vision for a climate-friendly future
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 Climate Action Plan
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.View the Climate Action Plan
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Download the Climate Action Plan
What climate change means for Hennepin County
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.
How Hennepin County is leading on climate action
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.
What we can do: Taking action at home and in your community
We all have a shared responsibility to do more to combat climate change and protect our local environment.
Earth Day 2023: Investing in climate solutions
In recognition of Earth Day, Hennepin County is highlighting recent climate action successes and offering ideas on how we can all get involved as individuals and in our communities to be part of the solution to protect our local environment.
The climate-fighting power of trees
May is Arbor Month, and this year we’re celebrating the important role that trees play in fighting climate change and getting to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Learn about the climate benefits of trees and steps you can take to protect them.
Climate change is causing weather to become more extreme. As severe weather events grow more frequent and impactful, it’s important to prepare.