Lincoln finalizes its environmental action plan

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LINCOLN, Neb. – After months of hearing feedback from the Lincoln community, the City of Lincoln has finalized it’s environmental action plan.

The Lincoln Environmental Action Plan aims to make a cleaner and healthier environment for Lincoln.

Some of the changes that were suggested that were added was a new strategy to review the solar energy facilities, improvements to the Green Light Lincoln project, increased support for electric vehicles, transit and bikes, and better goals to reduce solid waste going into the landfill.

Lincoln City Council member Leirion Gaylor Baird said that these are common sense changes suggested by the members of our community. “These are changes that strengthen the plan and ultimately our quality of life,” she said.

Mayor Chris Beutler said this innovative thinking, planning and building are big reasons that Lincoln continues to shine on the national stage.

“These things are helping right now, to build Lincoln into a city that is in the forefront of technology, entrepreneurship, economic innovation and high quality of life,” he said.

The mayor’s office told 10/11 that there is no estimated cost for the plan yet.

The plan will be introduced to the city council on Monday, December 11.