Visioning

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Each of us has a different vision of the future, and different ideas about what is compelling and important for our community. We know that Salem will face challenges in the upcoming years as a result of climate change—the recent wildfires are just one of many extreme weather events that can occur. But Salem also has many strengths as a community, and much more capacity to become even stronger.


The first pillar of the Climate Action Plan process is Visioning. So what will a strong Salem look like in 30 years? We need your help to create this vision, which will help guide the rest of the planning process. As we identify vulnerabilities and develop strategies to reduce Salem’s climate impact and make the community more resilient, we’ll refer back to this vision to ensure we’re working to create outcomes the Salem community is striving for.


Envisioning a Resilient Salem activity. During the first workshop, the Task Force was asked to share their ideas about what a resilient Salem of 2050 would look like. Resilience is the ability to adapt to and thrive in an ever-changing environment. We’d like to ask you the same question and to invite you to share your ideas about what a thriving Salem could look like in the future. Click the tab “Add Your Visioning Ideas” below to start sharing your input. (If you’re interested in reviewing the video of the Task Force completing this Visioning exercise, check out the livestream recording at timestamp 1:36:45.)


What do you already love about Salem? activity (see map below). “Drop a Pin” on the map and add a note about your favorite place or aspect of Salem, including an image if you can!


The livestream recording and slide deck from the Task Force Workshop focused on Visioning are available for your review on the Project Resources page, along with the results of the October Community Survey.

Each of us has a different vision of the future, and different ideas about what is compelling and important for our community. We know that Salem will face challenges in the upcoming years as a result of climate change—the recent wildfires are just one of many extreme weather events that can occur. But Salem also has many strengths as a community, and much more capacity to become even stronger.


The first pillar of the Climate Action Plan process is Visioning. So what will a strong Salem look like in 30 years? We need your help to create this vision, which will help guide the rest of the planning process. As we identify vulnerabilities and develop strategies to reduce Salem’s climate impact and make the community more resilient, we’ll refer back to this vision to ensure we’re working to create outcomes the Salem community is striving for.


Envisioning a Resilient Salem activity. During the first workshop, the Task Force was asked to share their ideas about what a resilient Salem of 2050 would look like. Resilience is the ability to adapt to and thrive in an ever-changing environment. We’d like to ask you the same question and to invite you to share your ideas about what a thriving Salem could look like in the future. Click the tab “Add Your Visioning Ideas” below to start sharing your input. (If you’re interested in reviewing the video of the Task Force completing this Visioning exercise, check out the livestream recording at timestamp 1:36:45.)


What do you already love about Salem? activity (see map below). “Drop a Pin” on the map and add a note about your favorite place or aspect of Salem, including an image if you can!


The livestream recording and slide deck from the Task Force Workshop focused on Visioning are available for your review on the Project Resources page, along with the results of the October Community Survey.

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Mark your favorite thing about Salem!

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The Climate Action Plan will help us build on the strengths and resilience Salem already has. By sharing your favorite thing about Salem on the map below, you'll help paint a picture of those strengths to incorporate into our broader vision of a thriving Salem. Go to the map and choose the plus icon (+) from the left side menu to add a pin. Click and drag the pin to a place on the map that represents something you love about Salem, and add a comment, and an image if you can! 

The Climate Action Plan will help us build on the strengths and resilience Salem already has. By sharing your favorite thing about Salem on the map below, you'll help paint a picture of those strengths to incorporate into our broader vision of a thriving Salem. Go to the map and choose the plus icon (+) from the left side menu to add a pin. Click and drag the pin to a place on the map that represents something you love about Salem, and add a comment, and an image if you can! 

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.