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Global Warming Commission seeks input on meeting state climate goals
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Angus Duncan, 503-248-7695
In Oregon 1-800-221-8035
PORTLAND—The Oregon Global Warming Commission will hold a workshop in Medford on May 12 to gather input from the public on its “Roadmap to 2020.” The Roadmap is a series of actions designed to help the state achieve its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal, which is estimated at 30 percent below today’s levels.
The Medford-area workshop, sponsored by the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, is set for 7-9:00 p.m. at the Medford Library (205 South Central Avenue). The workshop is open to the public. 
“We hope Oregonians will seize this opportunity to help shape the state’s strategies for reducing greenhouse gases,” says Angus Duncan, Commission Chair. “The interim recommendations touch nearly every aspect of our lives in this state, from the cars we drive and homes we live in, to how we manage our farms and forests. Oregonians can speak to these ideas in the evening workshops or by responding to an online survey,” Duncan adds.
The Commission would like Oregonians to take an online survey to provide feedback on the 2020 Roadmap, as well as the state’s efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas footprint. The survey is at: http://conversation.fuseinsight.com/topic/start/OGWC_Roadmap_3_3_2011/intro?SID=Medford
Feedback from the survey will be used to give input into the Commission’s future work, and be offered to elected officials and policymakers, working on a response to climate change. The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. To request an interpreter for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities, please make requests at least 48 hours before the meeting to Linda Ross at 503-378-6874 or by e-mail at linda.ross@state.or.us.
The Oregon Global Warming Commission is a 25-member advisory group created by the 2007 Legislature through House Bill 3543. Governor Kulongoski appointed members and directed them to develop long-term policy recommendations to prepare for, adapt to, and combat global warming.
General public comments on issues of relevance to the Global Warming Commission can be sent to the Commission’s e-mail address at: Oregon.GWC@state.or.us.
To stay informed on meetings of the Global Warming Commission and other climate change activities of the state, sign up for the “Oregon Climate Change News” listserv at: www.orclimatechange.gov.
For more information on climate change activities in Oregon and the 2020 Roadmap, visit the Oregon Department of Energy Climate Change Portal at: http://oregon.gov/ENERGY/GBLWRM/Portal.shtml.
Oregon Global Warming Commission
625 Marion St. NE, Salem, OR, 97301
Toll-free in Oregon: 1-800-221-8035