Bulletin staff report

The city of Bend and an environmental nonprofit organization have reached a $50,000 fundraising goal to move forward with a climate action plan.

The Oregon Community Foundation announced Tuesday that its donors would provide $50,000 to match a $50,000 private grant from Partners for Places, a private organization that provides matching grants to local governments. That money would join another $50,000 from the city’s budget and $25,000 from community donations to Bend’s Environmental Center.

The full $175,000 will be used to create a climate action plan by the fall of 2019. Bend’s climate action resolution calls for reducing community-wide fossil fuel use by 40 percent by 2030.

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