Steamship Authority Seeks Community Input on Revised Mission Statement
Thanks to all who spoke up to the Steamship Authority
to encourage them to prioritize climate and the environment in their revised mission statement. They just released a new draft mission
statement, and it includes the word "sustainability!" That is a good step forward, but there's still much to be done to help them focus on reducing their carbon footprint.
The SSA will hold a public listening session on their new draft mission statement on Thursday, October 17th at 4pm
at the MV Museum. You can also email them at email@example.com
with your comments before October 25th.
Things we'd like the Steamship Authority to commit to:
- "Environmental sustainability"--not just "sustainability"--prioritized in their mission statement;
- A full-time Sustainability Coordinator on their staff;
- An electric fleet conversion study (both buses and ferries); and
- An adaptation plan for SSA terminals and access roads.
The SSA has an opportunity to be a leader in committing to climate action in their operations. We can support them in taking on that role by letting them know our community is deeply invested in climate action and ready for a real conversation about what these necessary changes will look like.