There are two primary ways to address climate change: reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increasing our resilience to climate hazards through adaptation measures.
Did you know that the energy that powers our homes and businesses contribute 56% of our total community GHG emissions?
By shifting land use patterns, Watertown could accommodate 10% more tree cover - that's 45 acres!
Watertown’s unique neighborhoods give our City character, but climate hazards impact areas differently and we need to take action to make all our neighborhoods more resilient.
Watertown's infrastructure is key to reducing stormwater runoff, minimizing waste, and reducing the Town's impact on the environment.
Climate change impacts our health making it essential to strengthen community preparedness and resources for physical, mental, and emotional health.