The Knightdale Town Council approved a resolution in support of clean energy at their meeting on March 17, 2021. The resolution outlines the Town’s commitment to transitioning away from fossil fuel dependency by 2050. The Council worked with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby to prepare a resolution that reaffirms the Town’s commitment to environmental stewardship.
The approved resolution aligns with the Knightdale Strategic Plan, which is a foundational document setting the future direction of the community. As Knightdale continues to be one of the fastest growing municipalities in North Carolina, the Strategic Plan clearly defines the community’s priorities through five focus areas. Knightdale has grown approximately 62% over the last decade to an estimated population of 19,000 residents. Mayor Jessica Day stated, “we are dedicated to sustainability as a strategic priority for Knightdale and are excited to adopt this resolution to further advance our commitment to the environment.” She noted that the Town Council received strong public support in favor of the resolution.
The Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) originally petitioned to the Town to adopt the resolution and were instrumental in its final composition. CCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on the creation of national policies to combat the negative impacts of climate change. The organization’s goal is to engage in respectful, nonpartisan communication surrounding this issue to create sustainable solutions.
Source: Jonas Silver, Town of Knightdale, NC