The Jackson Hole Climate Action Collective was created to help Teton County do our part to reduce carbon emissions and address local climate change impacts. Under the leadership of Jackson Mayor Pete Muldoon, the Jackson Hole Climate Action Collective first invited interested citizens to gather at the start of 2020. Since then, the organization has formed action committees and recruited experienced volunteers to lead this effort. Our work is inspired by climate-positive actions taken by local governments in other Rocky Mountain communities.
As our world works to heal from COVID-19, many economists, academics, and policymakers are demanding a green recovery – a recovery which jump-starts our economy while working to address the threat of climate change.
What could a green recovery look like in Jackson? How can we use this moment to support greener infrastructure, jobs, and habits in our community moving forward?
"As a twenty-four year-old resident of Jackson, COVID-19 is just one of many world-altering events I will see in my lifetime. COVID-19 is today, but climate change is my life and the lives of each of us. Jackson prides itself on being a leader and an innovator, but this community must step up to the plate on centering climate-positive action to continue seeing itself as such. The time is here and now – we need to bring together all the expertise and creativity in this community to create collective action. Together, I believe in our ability to create a better world and a livable future for all."
Hannah Habermann, Organizing Committee