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Students draft climate ordinance that is approved by the city of Ashland

(KTVL/ Kimberly Kolliner)

ASHLAND, Ore. - A group of 12 middle school and high school students in Ashland just signed a deal with the city.

Ashland is now one of two cities in the nation that have a climate action ordinance in place, Eugene being the other.

They accomplished this by attending city council meetings and collecting signatures from local businesses for the last two years.

"The goals of the climate energy action plan is to reach climate neutrality in the city operations by 2030 and climate neutrality in the community by 2050 using an eight percent reduction goal," said Allie Rosenbluth, the Rogue Climate community organizer.

Carbon neutrality is when we are producing as much carbon pollution as our natural system can reabsorb.

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