The City of Santa Cruz' attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will only go as far as the people demand them to, and only be as smart as our collective creativity allows.
In this meeting, the emphasis will be on the creativity part. We are gathering folks with expertise in one of the areas addressed in the city's draft Climate Action Plan (see list below), to give suggestions to Ross Clark, City Climate Action Coordinator. The meeting is open to all. If you would like to present at the meeting, contact Michael Levy.
The areas addressed in the plan include Energy Use in the Built Environment, Sustainable Transportation and Land Use Planning, Water Conservation and Distribution, Solid Waste Management, Solar Energy, and Education and Outreach in the community. In addition, we would like to add a focus on peak oil and some concrete suggestions on building local resilience.