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Pitch in to Help Palo Alto Reach its Sustainability Goals

Pitch in to Help Palo Alto Reach its Sustainability Goals

Palo Alto is developing a 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) to help meet its sustainability priorities, including its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Based on community input already received, staff drafted a 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Potential Areas and Priorities document to summarize the vision for the 2020 S/CAP.

The 2020 S/CAP Update Community Engagement Workshop scheduled for March 31 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the El Palo Alto room at Mitchell Park Community Center is being postponed at this time to adhere to guidance from the Santa Clara County Health Department to cancel large events in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus. The event will be changed from an in-person workshop to a virtual event. Details will be posted as soon as they are available.  

The 2020 Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Potential Goals and Key Actions DRAFT is meant to be a starting point for discussion and community input will be incorporated. We are looking for input on both the potential Goals and Key Actions as well as input on what other Goals and Key Actions need to be added.

Sustainability with a focus on climate change is one of the City Council Priorities council members set this year at their annual retreat held on February.

If you are unable to join, but would like to share your input, please send all feedback on the potential Goals and Key Actions as well as input on what other Goals and Key Actions need to be added to sustainability@cityofpaloalto.org.

For more information on the 2020 S/CAP Update Process visit: cityofpaloalto.org/sustainabilityplan or email sustainability@cityofpaloalto.org

Last Updated: February 25, 2020