Establishing Greenhouse Gas Targets to Inform Climate Action Planning

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Signup Deadline: 12-31-2019
Starts: 01-01-2020
Ends: 12-31-2020
Location: Quantum Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 volunteer opportunity location


Thriving Earth Exchange helps scientists and communities form collaborative, impactful partnerships. Community science projects launched through Thriving Earth Exchange use science to advance community priorities and are part of a growing movement toward engaged, community-driven science.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following project in Boynton Beach, Florida:

Thriving Earth Exchange is looking for a scientist with expertise in GHG emission tracking and target setting to assist Boynton Beach, Florida, in developing community-wide GHG reduction targets, potential reduction scenarios/pathways, visual communication tools, and priority CAP reduction strategies. A scientist with knowledge of transportation, buildings and waste systems and how these intersect with GHG emissions and reduction targets is preferable. The scientist will be expected to work with team member Matt Zirkelbach of SustainaBase to access the existing inventory data, and to collaborate with the team to develop reduction targets and associated project outputs described above. If the scientist is available to present project results to the City Commission and/or other community stakeholders at the culmination of the project, this would be helpful but is not required.

Read more about the project on the Thriving Earth Exchange website.

Desired Skills and Expertise
• Familiarity with International accords and benchmarks and how other cities are setting GHG targets
• Expertise in buildings, transportation and waste and how these industries intersect with GHG targets and reduction strategies; able to make data-informed recommendations.
• Expertise in Climate Science
• Comfortable collaborating with team members with expertise in Sustainability and Climate Science
• Experience with ICLEI ClearPath Tool preferred
• Working knowledge of local government planning and operations
• Values communication and collaboration
• Commits to weekly communication with the community team, most often by email, but some phone required
• Creative and open to new ideas
• A local scientist is preferred, but not required


Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

No Experience


Melissa Goodwin
American Geophysical Union