Climate Action Plan

Local Climate Action Program

Cumberland County is one of 21 municipalities currently enrolled in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Local Climate Action Program 2020-2021 cohort. The planning process links academic institutions with local governments to prepare greenhouse gas inventories showing the major sources of emissions into the atmosphere, and also to develop strategies towards reducing emissions and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

For information on Local Climate Action Program, including how to engage your own municipality in the effort, visit DEP's website.

Cumberland County is currently forming a stakeholder group to provide feedback on the plan as it is developed and to assist with evaluating opportunities, and support the public outreach aspects of the planning process, which will begin in the first quarter of 2021. If you are interested in participating, or have additional questions about the plan, please contact planning@ccpa.net.

Climate Action Webinar Series

Cumberland County Planning Department is participating in a partnership of organizations including Cumberland Conservation Collaborative, South Mountain Partnership, The Center for Land Use and Sustainability at Shippensburg University, Dickinson College, Yellow Breeches Watershed Association and the Borough of Carlisle to convene a three part online Climate Action Series to inform the community about measures that can be taken to address climate change through planning and implementing actions.

The first two videos in the series are archived here:

Climate Action Series #1: Local Governance – Setting the Stage

Climate Action Series #2: Municipal Rules – Where the Real Action Happens

The third event, Schools-Where Ideas Take Root, is scheduled for February 2, 2021 at 7 PM.  For more information and to register, visit the South Mountain Partnership webpage.