The City of Fort Wayne is sponsoring a free, public “Open Space” meeting from 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21 at the Allen County Public Library Downtown, 900 Library Plaza. This is an opportunity for people of all ages to offer their ideas and collaborate on actions to make the community more sustainable and respond to climate change challenges.

Open Space is a unique meeting format that allows participants to present their ideas and identify areas of interest in a group setting.

John Steinbach with JP Consultants, Inc. of Fort Wayne will lead the Open Space event. Steinbach works with businesses and organizations on civic engagement projects and is passionate about energy and environmental issues. Steinbach was trained by Al Gore and a team of experts at the Climate Project on climate change issues and how to engage the public. Additional information is available at

The Open Space event is part of the City'€™s Green City Community Involvement Campaign.