Fog over a meadow with a sunlit tree

Centre Region is planning bold climate action.

We’re a group out of central Pennsylvania local government working on stewardship & climate planning in our community.

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We’re a group of elected officials in Centre County working with local scientists, engineers, & urban planners on pragmatic, fiscally responsible environmental stewardship.

We’ve most recently been drafting a Climate Action & Adaption Plan. The CAAP provides a framework for the community to begin reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, as well as adapt to our ever-changing climate. It will serve as a guide for governmental entities, residents, businesses, and community organizations to take an active part in the transition to a low-carbon future, prepare for the impacts of climate change, and create a healthier and more prosperous community.

The hope then is for the 32 elected officials (General Forum) of State College Borough and College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton Townships to consider adopting the CAAP at its November 22, 2021 meeting.

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Spring 2021 survey

We ran a community survey last spring to evaluate the community’s interest in various climate-related action. We received over 1,800 responses—thank you!

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Public forum

After the survey, on April 13, 2021, we ran a public forum event with elected officials, local residents, & business owners to discuss our plans.

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Local climate change

While other areas see sea level rise & wildfires, in central PA, drastic changes to our forests, weather, roads, & agriculture are underway. We’ve made an inventory of carbon emissions & assembled a primer on local climate change impacts.

Centre, PAMT CO₂/person
Global averageMT CO₂/person