The city of Flagstaff’s Sustainability Program held an online open house via Zoom Wednesday to discuss a plan of moving the city toward carbon neutrality and other plans, as well as to answer public questions. The team gave an overview of a goal for Flagstaff to be carbon neutral by 2030 and plans to reach that point through a variety of measures, including use of solar energy, transportation changes that incentivize walking, and new vehicles such as e-bikes and electric buses. The Sustainability Program will take one of two paths to achieving carbon neutrality, with Scenario A being the most intense and trying to reduce carbon emissions, while Scenario B would be less intense and rely more heavily on carbon sequestration or removing carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere. The team is currently seeking public input on which is the preferred scenario. Several participants then asked questions, which led to discussion of everything from transportation options between Flagstaff and Tuba City, as well as fueling stations for hydrogen cell vehicles in addition to electric charging stations.
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