Climate Action: Taking Our Next Big Step -- 80 x 30!

November 2016

Climate Action: Taking our Next Big Step

Palo Alto: Designing Our Path to 2030

Palo Alto has long been ahead of the pack in sustainability, adopting one of the first municipal climate action plans in the U.S. in 2007, delivering carbon neutral electricity, and partnering with our community to develop a vision for an innovative, carbon neutral city of the future. Poised to take the next step as a climate and sustainability leader - with one of the boldest municipal climate goals in the country...[Read More...]


Regional Consortium Wins $1 Million Federal Grant for Technology-based Commute Alternatives

One of the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan's (S/CAP) key focus areas is to rethink mobility. Road transportation represents about 61% of Palo Alto’s carbon footprint. Last month, the City of Palo Alto, as part of a regional consortium of stakeholders, won a $1 million federal grant for a demonstration project to reduce single-occupant vehicle driving from 75 percent to 50 percent in the Bay area. [Read More]

Palo Alto and Sustainability News of interest

Council Adopts 80 x 30 Goal and Framework for Climate Action Plan

The City Council adopted the general framework of the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) at its meeting on Monday, April 18, which identifies a Greenhouse Gas Emissions reduction goal of 80 percent by 2030. [Read More]

Get Involved. S/CAP at the next City Council Meeting on November 28th.

On Monday, November 28th, the City Council will meet to review the Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) and decide upon formal adoption of the plan. The agenda for the meeting will be posted here. As always, you're invited and welcome to share your perspectives (just be sure to fill out a comment card).

Share Your Priorities for 2017 with Palo Alto City Council

What are the priorities you would like to see the Palo Alto City Council adopt in 2017? You are invited to share your thoughts on Open City Hall. [Read more]