San Diego Climate Action Plan Signed

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This week, the City of San Diego made its Climate Action Plan (CAP) legally binding in a powerful bipartisan agreement. The signing of the CAP is making headlines for its goal for the City to use 100% renewable energy by 2035 – major other components include using tree canopy and alternate forms of transportation to reduce carbon emissions, consideration of energy and water conservation and disclosure ordinances, and development of a municipal building efficiency strategy.

As reported in Digital Trends, Mayor Kevin Faulconer shares the following:

“This Climate Action Plan sets forth common-sense strategies to achieve attainable greenhouse gas reduction targets,” Faulconer wrote. “Apart from reducing greenhouse gases, this plan will: … enhance quality of life by supporting active transportation, planting trees and reducing landfill waste; and save taxpayers’ money by decreasing municipal water, waste and energy usage in city-owned buildings.”

To read the City’s CAP, click here. To hear from the City Sustainability Manager Cody Hooven in our CURRENTS newsletter, click here.

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