City Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal:
Reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels).
FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS:
2014 Progress Report to City Council
2015 Progress Report to City Council
2016 Climate Action Report to City Council
ON APRIL 7, 2015 CITY COUNCIL HELD A SPECIAL STUDY SESSION TO REVIEW THE STATUS OF THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN AND ALL ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS THE CITY IS IMPLEMENTING
Read the Staff Report for that Special Session
Review the Slide Deck for that Special Session
2015 is the year to Go Solar Santa Cruz!
Federal Tax Credits expire at the end of 2016 so now is the time to go solar!
Use our EnergySage solar marketplace and decision making guides!
New residential and commercial solar PV resource materials available here!
The Beacon Program honors local governments’ voluntary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability. It also provides a framework to share best practices that create healthier, more efficient and vibrant communities and provides a comprehensive picture of local leadership to address climate change throughout the state of California.
The Beacon Program focuses on five areas of accomplishment.
In October, Santa Cruz was awarded three Beacon spotlight awards for
Agency Energy Savings Gold
Greenhouse Gas Reductions Gold
Best Practice Activities Platinum
Link to award winners http://www.ca-ilg.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/ilg_beacon_winners_2015_3.pdf
City of Santa Cruz list of actions Click Here
IN 2015, THE CITY + UCSC GREENWHARF
PARNTERSHIP WAS AWARDED A GEELA FROM CALEPA!
City of Santa Cruz
Climate Action Milestones
NEW! Check out our new Fact Sheets for each Climate Action Milestone below!
Ross Clark, Climate Action Coordinator
809 Center St, Room 107
Santa Cruz, CA 95060