ISGS Seminar Series: Urbana’s draft Climate Action Plan Phase 2

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 11:00am
Event Location: 
Room 439, Natural Resources Building

Presented by: Scott R. TessEnvironmental Sustainability Manager, City of Urbana, IL

Urbana’s first 2 year phase of the City’s Climate Action Plan concludes at the end of 2014.  Phase 2 of the Climate Action Plan zeroes in on a smaller number of strategies that the city can employ to reach a 25% reduction in community greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 from a 2007 baseline.  As part of the plan development process, an updated greenhouse gas inventory tool was used to create a 2013 inventory and update the 2007 baseline inventory. 

The City is now accepting public comment on the plan at

About speaker:  Scott R. Tess earned his B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Masters of Planning from Rollins College. As the Environmental Sustainability Manager for the City of Urbana, IL, Scott oversees the Recycling and Environmental Compliance programs and is responsible for working with the Sustainability Advisory Commission to implement the City’s Climate Action Plan and Sustainable Water Management Plan. Prior to his current appointment, Scott was the Pollution Prevention (P2) Coordinator for the Orange County, FL Environmental Protection Division. He also worked in the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program for Orange County, FL. Before joining Orange County, Scott worked for the Florida Department of Health, Division of Environmental Health in the well and septic programs. Scott is also a LEED Green Associate.

Please note, this seminar will be held in room 439.