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Planning, adapting to climate change in Truckee — meeting topic Tuesday

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Tuesday, Sept. 15 Good Morning Truckee meeting will address planning and adapting for climate change in Truckee.

According to a Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce news release, “climate change is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the Sierra. Planning and incorporating climate change emission reduction and adaptation strategies can save money in the long run, enhance our local economy, and preserve our unique community and ecosystem for the long term.”

Those who attend Tuesday’s meeting will learn about how the community is “making significant strides to address climate change,” officials said,” including “how Truckee is ahead of the curve with the construction of a hydrogen fueling station as part of the world’s first retail hydrogen network.”

Those scheduled to speak include:

Tony Lashbrook, Town Manager, Town of Truckee

Greg Jones, Vice President of Operations, Sierra Business Council

Steven Poncelet, Public Information and Conservation Manager, Truckee Donner Public Utility District

Greg Sorenson, President, Liberty Utilities

Joel Ewanick, Chairman and CEO, FirstElement Fuel

Good Morning Truckee meetings are open to the public. They are held the second Tuesday of every month at Truckee Tahoe Airport from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Price at the door for general public is $12; Truckee Donner Chamber members pay $10, and it includes continental breakfast and raffle.

For more information, contact the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce at 530-587-8808 or e-mail info@truckee.com.