Ross Clark, Climate Change Action Coordinator
809 Center Street, Room 107
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
The City of Santa Cruz’s Climate Action Program was established in 2007 to create and implement a comprehensive plan to meet the City’s community-wide greenhouse gas reduction goals. Please explore our web pages to find out what we are doing and how you can join us in our efforts!
The community of Santa Cruz has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 8% below 1996 levels with residential homes leading the way with a 29% reduction. The City of Santa Cruz Climate Action Program is currently drafting a Climate Action Plan that will guide the community toward the adopted reduction goal of 30% by 2020, compared to 1996 levels.
|City GreenHouse Gas Goals: Reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels)
Santa Cruz Coastal Research Facility - The City Climate Action Program and UCSC are investigating opportunities to develop a “Coastal Energy Research Facility (CERF)” located on the Municipal Wharf. The research facility would focus on mechanisms to scale up coastal energy generation to a capacity sufficient to provide significant power for municipal uses (50kW to 1MW). The Current website provides real time wind and solar irradiance measurements necessary to model possible generation options. Wave and swell meters will be installed soon.
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“Working with my Climate Action Team makes the whole prospect of lowering my carbon output doable and fun. It brings the future to now.” - JF, Santa Cruz
"Scientific consensus based on an overwhelming body of evidence concludes that global climate change is happening, it is caused in large part by human activities, and unless urgent action is taken at all levels of government to both mitigate and adapt to it, people and our environment could experience serious and damaging effects in the decades ahead." - Gary Griggs