Pleasanton Weekly

News - December 31, 2010

Pleasanton to host Climate Action plan workshop

Energy efficiency, conservation strategy target of review

by Jeb Bing

The city of Pleasanton will host a free community workshop about the City's Climate Action Plan (CAP) to explore energy efficiency, renewable energy, land use, transportation alternatives, green building, water conservation and waste reduction strategies.

The meeting is planned for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan 11 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main Street.

City spokeswoman Joanne Hall said the workshop will include a progress update on the city's CAP process, solicit feedback on proposed measures and seek additional ideas, suggestions and input.

A CAP is an energy efficiency and conservation strategy designed to reduce heat-trapping GHGs that contribute to climate change. Pleasanton is joining other U.S. cities in the effort, which begins with the creation of a formal CAP.

Pleasanton's CAP will serve as a roadmap to reduce the carbon footprint of the collective community that includes both residents and employees who work in Pleasanton. It will identify GHG emission sources, quantify baseline and future emission projections, and establish reduction targets that align with state regulations. The CAP will also demonstrate how the city can meet those targets while becoming more sustainable and resilient to climate change.

The plan will build on existing conservation and pollution reduction programs, policies, and actions by establishing greenhouse gas reduction strategies to keep Pleasanton green.

To learn more, sign on to the city's website at www.pleasantongreenscene.org or email info@pleasantongreenscene.org.

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