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
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!
Santa Cruz - Beacon Award for Greenhouse Gas reductions
The Beacon Program, sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative, is a statewide program recognizing California cities and counties that are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability. Santa Cruz routinely earns awards, most recently:
Energy Savings Spotlight Award - Silver Level
Greenhouse Gas Reductions Spotlight Award - Platinum Level
Best Practices Activity Spotlight Award - Silver Level
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