Corte Madera Adopts Climate Action Plan


Earlier this month, the Town of Corte Madera adopted and published its new Climate Action Plan, making Marin County a county where all cities and towns – and the County itself – have a climate action plan in place. (Click here for links to all of Marin County’s climate action plans.) The Plan reviews the Town’s greenhouse gas emissions, and proposes activities for reductions including:

  • consideration of CalGREEN Tier 1 residential and commercial green building ordinances;
  • permitting incentives for solar hot water installations;
  • continued PACE program offerings through CaliforniaFIRST;
  • education and advocacy around solar installations and energy efficiency improvements (including lighting and HVAC);
  • promotion of residential and commercial program offerings through the PG&E Marin County Energy Watch partnership and Marin Clean Energy;
  • Replacement of all public and street lighting with LEDs;
  • lighting efficiency and HVAC upgrades for the Town Hall and the Fire Station;
  • municipal purchase of 100% clean energy from Marin Clean Energy;
  • implementation of electric vehicles through charging station installs and EV requirements for new commercial and multi-family development

The Climate Action Plan was prepared by the Marin Climate & Energy Partnership (MCEP), a partnership founded in 2007 to share best practices and support in each participating jurisdiction’s implementation of its climate action plan goals. Recent projects include climate action plan development and the Marin Sustainability Tracker. Best practices from the region – including LED street lighting installs in Novato, solar PV installs on County buildings and Tiburon’s town hall, community engagement activities in San Rafael, and adoption of a green building model ordinance by Novato, San Rafael, San Anselmo and the County of Marin – are available on MCEP’s website.