Janaury 27, 2020 - Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council (MYEC) will participate in the upcoming Youth Climate Action Day. The event will take place from noon-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis.
Attendees will tour the Statehouse and meet with legislators to discuss climate issues.
Mayor Henry has made energy a priority for 2020 as the City of Fort Wayne looks to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and explore alternative energy sources, such as solar energy. Currently, City Utilities has a resource recovery program at the Water Pollution Control Plant. The City converts organic waste into methane to power buildings at the plant. The result has been a savings of nearly $2 million on electricity costs.
MYEC is a service learning group comprised of high school sophomores-seniors from the City of Fort Wayne. The members provide a voice for the youth of Fort Wayne to local government by engaging their peers, creating innovative solutions and working on projects. More information about the Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council is available at www.cityoffortwayne.org/myec.html.