This toolbox contains 69 actions already taken by cities, counties, and regional governments which can mitigate the deterioration of the Earth’s climate. Feel free to adapt them to your region.

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Use demand response

Water / February 22, 2019

Description: Demand Response – Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) in Riverside County, CA has enrolled multiple facilities in a Demand Response (DR) program. Shutting down major electricity-using equipment (e.g., pumps) …

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Pump testing and variable frequency drives

Water / February 22, 2019

Description: Pump Testing – Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) in Riverside County, CA works with Southern California Edison (SCE) to regularly test the performance of its pumps. Testing ensures they …

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Reduce methane emissions from landfills

Waste / February 22, 2019

Description: Alameda County, CA has two recycling ordinances that are mandatory. Both limit the amount of organic material deposited in landfills by requiring diversion to composting facilities thus reducing methane …

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Upgrade city’s light vehicle fleet

Transportation & Land Use / February 22, 2019

Description: In June of 2017, the city and county of San Francisco, CA passed an ordinance to upgrade the city-owned light vehicle fleet to zero emission vehicles by 2022. It …

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Reduce VMT by specific plans

Transportation & Land Use / February 22, 2019

Description: In California, the City of El Cerrito’s San Pablo Ave. Corridor Specific Plan focuses development of housing and business along a major transit corridor to encourage walking, cycling and …

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Reduce VMT by parking fee and dividend

Transportation & Land Use / February 22, 2019

Description: Truly “free” (bundled) parking doesn’t exist. A glimpse into a possible future is included in a proposal that exposes the true cost of parking and properly accounts for it. …

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Reduce or eliminate parking minimums

Transportation & Land Use / February 22, 2019

Description: Historically, cities have required a minimum number of parking spaces for each new development, residential and commercial, even in transit- rich locations. This requirement increases costs and encourages car …

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Community campaign to reduce GHG emissions

Community Education & Action / February 22, 2019

Description: Drawdown Marin (Marin County, CA) is a comprehensive, science-based, community-wide campaign to reduce GHG emissions by personal and community actions. The County, with support and input from the entire …

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Use land use plans to increase building energy efficiency

Buildings, Transportation & Land Use / February 22, 2019

Description: The Housing Element of the El Cerrito, CA General Plan seeks to conserve and improve El Cerrito’s existing housing supply, encourage the development of housing at all income levels …

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