Environmental Initiatives

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Latest Updates:

  •  Recently, the City Council adopted a resolution in support of the Paris agreement, joining the Climate Mayors Network. The City has established policies that align with the objectives of the Climate Mayors Network, including achieving emissions reductions, developing five community Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories, setting a target of a 15% GHG reduction below 2005 levels by 2020, and adopting a Climate Action Plan. To learn more about the City’s efforts click on the Climate Action Plan below and for more on the Climate Mayors Network go here, http://www.climate-mayors.org/. For the June 26 staff report where they adopted the resolution, go here
  • Annual Shred Event, Public Works Services, 1400 Broadway, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 20th 

Climate Action Plan

Redwood City's environmental programs, developed as part of our Climate Action Plan process, are designed to improve the sustainability of our community and to reduce our citywide greenhouse gas emissions by addressing the major emissions areas: Energy, Transportation, Water, and Waste. Our current Climate Action Plan, adopted by the City Council on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, is a roadmap to help us meet our environmental goals for 2020.

Together as a community, we can conserve energy and water, reduce our transportation emissions, cut down on waste, improve our carbon footprint, and take positive action to promote sustainability in our community.

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Beacon Awards

In 2016, the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative honored the City of Redwood City with a Beacon Spotlight Award for the City’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy in municipal facilities and operations. Along with reducing agency natural gas usage by 8%, the City qualified for the following award:

  • Gold Spotlight Award for 11% agency energy savings 

The award was presented on October 6th, 2016 during the League of California Cities Annual Conference in Long Beach. In addition, the City still holds a Silver Level Beacon Award for its 2015 achievements:

  • Platinum Spotlight Award for Sustainability Best Practices
  • Platinum Spotlight Award for 20% agency GHG reduction
  • Silver Spotlight Award for 8% community GHG reduction
  • Silver Spotlight Award for 8% agency energy savings
  • Silver Spotlight Award for 7% natural gas savings 

Find more information about the City’s Sustainability Best Practices at the Institute for Local Government.