In October of 2012, the Town of Carrboro Planning Board began holding a series of three forums in observance of National Community Planning Month. The first year focused on issues associated with affordable housing and the second on gaining a better understanding of zoning. For 2014, the Planning Board focused on the theme of community scale climate action and energy planning. The forums were held on Wednesday evenings (October 22nd, 29th, and November 5th) at the Carrboro Arts Center. The purpose of the forum series was to both share information and receive community input, with the agendas for the 3 meetings focusing on: 1) implications for our home and workplace landscapes as well as the larger ecosystems (October 22nd, with oversight from the Environmental Advisory Board [EAB]); 2) considerations for how we get around (October 29th, with oversight from the Transportation Advisory Board [TAB]); and 3) energy use for the houses and buildings in which we live and work, as well as biofuels (November 5th, with oversight from the Planning Board [PB]). Each forum included presentations from local community members and local staff, as well as time dedicated to discussion and interaction. The reports and presentations from the forum (available in the right hand boxes on this page) are being reviewed by the Energy and Climate Task Force as part of their charge.