Sustainability

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SUSTAINABILITY

is made up of three pillars: environment, economy, and equity. 

Environment

: People live within the limits of nature, protect and build natural assets, and maintain resources for future generations.

Economy

: Economic activity should serve the common good, be self-renewing and build local assets.

Equity

: All people should have access to an equitable distribution of goods, services and resources.

 

EMERYVILLE’S VISION

Sustainability and innovation, with respect for the past.

The Emeryville community strives to live within means that do not compromise the ability of future generations in Emeryville to enjoy a livable, healthy, and vibrant city. Sustainability is encouraged through redevelopment of contaminated land as a healthy and cost-effective way of improving the local environment, ensuring access to essential services, use of “green” construction techniques, and promoting lifestyles with low ecological impacts upon energy consumption, climate, and the natural environment. The Emeryville community will coordinate and collaborate with regional and other outside efforts to improve local conditions and continue sustainable development. The City will interweave the future and the past, while respecting the scale, character, and use of historical neighborhoods and districts.  

 

Creating a green, sustainable city requires hard work, cooperation and a commitment from local government as well as every individual, business and institution in the city. Learn more about what the City is doing and what you can do by exploring the links below and following our Twitter.

 

 

Climate Action Plan 2.0 Update


On November 15th, 2016, Emeryville City Council approved and adopted the Climate Action Plan 2.0. The City of Emeryville is the first city in the Bay Area to update their Climate Action Plan and align their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets with the State of California’s climate targets. The CAP 2.0 includes updates to Emeryville’s 2008 Climate Action Plan, looking towards state targets for reducing 40% below baseline levels of GHG emissions by 2030 and 80% below baseline levels by 2050.

Read more about the new Climate Action Plan 2.0 here