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City of Redlands

Beacon Participant Profile

“Redlands’ commitment to the Mayors Climate Action Accord, in 2007 put the city on the path towards setting up a strategy for reducing greenhouse gases and achieving a sustainable future. Even before signing this accord, the city had taken several actions to reduce emissions and improve energy and operationally efficient. For example, the Quality of Life Department started converting our solid waste fleet to low-carbon fuels to achieve operational cost savings and reduce air pollutants originating from these vehicles. To date, these efforts have not been guided by a set of  coordinated policies or monitored to assess progress towards reducing carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. With the Redlands Community Sustainability Plan such efforts can also be counted towards meeting state mandates recently established and towards meeting our Mayors Climate Action Accord commitment.” -Redlands Community Sustainability Plan

About Redlands

  • Incorporated: 1988
  • Population: 68,747 (2010)
  • Location: located 10 miles east of the City of San Bernadino in San Bernadino County
  • Area: 36.427 square miles
  • Elevation: 1,358 feet

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources

Awards

Agency Energy Savings

  • Silver Level, 5% (2013)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Silver Level (2013)
Case Story

Redlands Preserves History and Helps the Environment

The City of Redlands’ open space preservation program began in the 1960’s when it acquired several citrus groves using federal grants and money donated by its residents. Additional groves were acquired through the years,bringing the city’s total to 16 citrus groves over 209 acres.

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