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City of Taft

Beacon Participant Profile

“For the City of Taft, we have defined sustainability as aligning our built environment and socioeconomic activities with the natural systems that support life. Sustainability is the term we use to show how Taft will balance the various interests and needs of our existing and future residents and maintain or enhance our quality of life.” The Taft Independent

About Taft

  • Incorporated: 1910
  • Population: 9,327 (2010) 
  • Location: 30 miles West/ Southwest of Bakersfield
  • Elevation: 955 feet
  • Area: 11 square miles

Climate Action Activities

  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory to be completed
  • Climate Action Plan to be completed
  • Kern County Energy Watch member
  • First Climate Smart City in Kern County
  • Adopted Kern County  and Incorporated Cities Hazardous Waste Management Plan in 1991
  • Adopted Bureau of Land Management, Caliente resource management plan in 1997
  • Approval of funds for a Mitigation Monitoring Program in 2010

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices


City of Taft Embracing Sustainability

The City of Taft includes sustainability in its general planning.

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