County's Climate Planning Goals for 2020 in Sight

April 14 public meeting to address greenhouse gas emissions.

The following is a news release from the County of Marin:

In its original Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan, drafted in 2006, the County of Marin set an emissions reduction target of 15 percent below 1990 levels by 2020. Now, as County Community Development Agency staff updates the plan, residents are being invited to learn more about it and contribute their input. 

A community meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 14, at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall so staff can provide details about the progress made in reducing emissions and give the residents a chance to provide input about what other strategies the County should consider to reduce emissions. A presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

As part of the update effort, the County is completing an inventory of the greenhouse gas emissions from the unincorporated portions of the county in 2012 to compare with historic 1990 emissions levels to determine if the County is on track with original goals. The updated plan will review and revise the emissions reductions strategies to reflect current opportunities and constraints. 

Funding for the updated Climate Action Plan is provided by the Marin Energy Watch Partnership between the County and Pacific Gas and Electric Company as part of the partnership’s work toward achieving long-term energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Marin Center Exhibit Hall is at 10 Avenue of the Flags in San Rafael, behind the Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium. 

To learn more about the County’s climate planning efforts and RSVP for the event, visit www.marinsustainability.org/climate.

Jim Caldwell March 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM
Was having a pint in Fairfax a couple weeks back. Gentleman next to me started talking politics. Which is fine I let him vent, although I usually prefer to watch sports or read. His rap was predictable like a HuffPo or MediaMatters Facebook post headline scroll come to life. Fine, it's Fairfax, have a pint and let the man talk. I offered a lot of nodding. He then went to Global Climate Change(tm) and specifically how the sea levels were going to rise up and threaten NY SF Seattle etc. At that point I offered a question - a question or two, respectfully - didn't predictions of how much the sea might rise vary and recently have been adjusted downward? And isn't climate modeling a moving target? He was certain the seas were going to rise 12' or some such and I offered that other models were much lower and possibly changing, or at least changing in probability and variation. Oops, big mistake. He went ashen and said he couldn't talk to me anymore because I was a Climate Denier(tm) and said there is no point talking to me. I told him I deny nothing but do not accept anything. He was going to leave regardless so I thanked him for his passion and asked him regardless of how much change or sea level rise occurs, what in his view should we first do to help the situation. "Get rid of cars!" he exclaimed. "Okay, fine, I took a bus here how did you get here?" i replied. "I drove" and after a brief pause "...it's complicated..." True story.
Bubba six pack March 30, 2014 at 01:54 PM
My main beef with 3per is that he denies global warming. I don't. I'm not sure of the degree, or how much is man's fault, but entire glaciers are gone in Argentina, and the polar ice caps are shrinking. The problem with 3per is that it's hard to take someone seriously when they don't believe in global warming at all, despite the scientific evidence or the authoritative opinions of experts. It's the same reason I don't trust the Chinese. Anybody with a billion people who says their favorite sport is ping pong might be fibbing about other stuff too.
novato 3per March 30, 2014 at 03:22 PM
All I ever said is that IF we are in a global warming pattern ( and if theres one thing constant about the earth it is change ) I give a lot less credit to man and our activities than some of you athiests and agnostics. Now having said that, I do beleive that nuclear war would wreak havoc on the environment as predicted by this recent study:................................... http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/03/26/study-small-nuclear-war-would-destroy-the-world/
M. Manzano March 31, 2014 at 02:17 AM
You guys are so 2000, man. Global warming is now called climate change. You need to get hip and fight those evil right wing deniers trying to oppress you. Stick it to The Man and buy a hybrid!
Al Nymous March 31, 2014 at 10:53 AM
To save the environment, kill yourself.


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