The Contra Costa County Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee of the Board of Supervisors is now accepting applications from individuals to fill the At-Large, Education or Research Institution seat on the Contra Costa County Sustainability Commission. Applications are due by Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 5:00 P.M.
Sustainability in Contra Costa County
In December 2015, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP establishes goals for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while improving community health. The overall goals for the CAP are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 15% below baseline by the year 2020, and 57% below baseline by the year 2035. This goal for 2035 would put County emissions at 50% below the levels in 1990. The CAP meets California Environmental Quality Act requirements for developing a qualified greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy, and is consistent with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District guidance on preparing a qualified greenhouse gas reduction strategy, which provides streamlining benefits to development projects that are consistent with the CAP.
The County’s greenhouse gas reduction measures are closely tied to public health measures, with many of the reduction measures also providing public health co-benefits. The reduction measures are grouped into six sectors:
1. Energy Efficiency
2. Renewable Energy
3. Land Use and Transportation
4. Solid Waste
6. Government Operations
The following provides links to implementation programs associated with implementing the CAP.
Home Energy Program
Energy Efficiency for Businesses
Zero Net Energy
Community Choice Energy (in development)
Solid Waste Business Recycling and Organics
CalGreen/Construction & Demolition Debris Recovery Program
Composting and Gardening
Recycling Market Development Zones
Land Use and Transportation
I-680/Treat Blvd Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
Olympic Corridor Trail Connector Study
Plans and Reports
Climate Action Plan