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City of Pittsburg

Beacon Participant Profile

“For years, we have already been doing things that are reducing our greenhouse gases, because the types of actions that go into a Climate Action Plan are wonderful assets to the community. Things like good transportation systems, less waste, and reliable supplies of energy, all contribute to enhancing the health, beauty, and safety of a community.

By promoting these types of outcomes, the CAP will bring immense benefits to the community. The intention for this Climate Action Plan is for it to have many co-benefits for the community as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions so that the resulting product will be an immensely valuable tool to serve the community.” -City of Pittsburg Website

About Pittsburg

  • Incorporated: 1903
  • Population:  63,264 (2010) 
  • Location: In Eastern Contra Costa County, the outer portion of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Elevation: 26 feet
  • Area: 19.15 square miles

Climate Action Activities

  • ICLEI member
  • Tree City USA
  • Municipal & community greenhouse gas inventory, completed in 2009
  • Climate Action Plan, in process
  • Adopted Green Building Design Guidelines in 2010
  • CoolCalifornia Challenge Participant

Climate Action Resources

Awards

Agency Energy Savings

  • Platinum Level, 22% (2014)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Gold Level (2013)
  • Platinum Level (2014)

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