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County of San Luis Obispo

Beacon Participant Profile

“When people talk about what can be done about reducing the effects of climate change, many wonder how anything meaningful can be done about something that is global in scope. While it will take worldwide efforts to solve issues relating to climate change, incremental steps to improve the situation must still be taken here at home. . . the County recognizes that a clear and practical implementation program is necessary to achieve our 2020 and 2035 goals and reduction targets. Overcoming climate change will require everyone—government agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, residents, and County staff—to work together to implement this Plan collaboratively with regional, state, and national activities.” – San Luis Obispo County EnergyWise Plan

About San Luis Obispo County

  • Incorporated: 1850
  • Population: 269,637 (2010)
  • Location: along the Pacific Ocean in the Central Coast of the U.S. state of California, between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Elevation: ranges elevation from sea
    level to about 500 feet above sea level
  • Area: 3,300 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 15% (2018)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices


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