Fayetteville is committed to proactively responding to our globally changing climate. We strive to promote energy efficient buildings and vehicles, renewable energy production, clean air and water, and waste reduction. We are working to help Fayetteville adapt to the current effects of climate change in our region, while reducing our own impact through greenhouse gas emissions tracking and reduction efforts.
Fayetteville strives to fight climate change in order to preserve the thriving, safe, and beautiful community we call home, while also acting a leader on the global stage in creating innovative and effective solutions to this growing challenge.
Mayor Jordan's Response to Climate Change:
“Climate change poses a very serious threat, but also a significant economic opportunity for our City and our nation,” said Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan. “Fayetteville is committed to working with leaders of other cities, states, universities, and businesses to combat climate change by supporting a low-carbon economy and creating good jobs in energy efficiency and renewable energy.”
Mayors National Climate Action Agenda
Mayor Jordan has joined hundreds of mayors across the United States, through the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA), in signing a letter committing to adopt, honor, and uphold the goals in the Paris Climate Agreement.
We Are Still In
Mayor Jordan has also signed an open letter to the global community and the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) expressing support for climate action in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. This letter, signed by over a thousand leaders, including governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and universities, declares collective intent to ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.
100% Renewable Energy Pledge
Mayor Jordan has signed the Sierra Club's "Mayors for 100% Clean Energy Endorsement." This endorsement is a pledge is support a goal of moving to 100% clean, renewable energy in Fayetteville and across the United States.
City of Fayetteville Programs and Projects
Energy Action Plan
On February 7, 2017, Fayetteville’s City Council voted to support the development of a citywide Energy Action Plan that focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, encouraging greater deployment of renewable energy, and increasing energy efficiency with fuel efficient vehicles. City staff has begun working with stakeholders to develop this plan, with the hope of bringing a draft Energy Action Plan back to City Council for adoption in the fall 2017. More information can be found on the City’s Energy Action Plan website.
Climate Change Website
After the EPA's decision to archive their database and webpages dedicated to Climate Change science and research, the City of Chicago began an effort to replicate and post the archived items on their own servers. The City of Chicago also enabled other cities to host the EPA information and Fayetteville has created a series of webpages enabling citizens to easily access and learn from these important tools.
Climate & Energy Programs
Fayetteville residents are invited to explore the many programs, projects, and community resources collected on the City's Climate & Energy webpage. Learn about utility incentives for energy efficiency projects, recycling and trash opportunities, weatherization kits, and Energy Usage reports for the City Government.