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City of Carlsbad

Beacon Participant Profile

In 2015, as part of a comprehensive General Plan Update, the City of Carlsbad adopted a Climate Action Plan and a General Plan Sustainability Element. The Climate Action Plan primarily focuses on energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative modes of travel and zero-emissions vehicles. In addition to greenhouse gas emissions reductions, the Sustainability Element contains policies and programs related to water conservation and recycling, green building, and sustainable food. All of these initiatives support one of Carlsbad’s Community Vision Core Values, which is to emerge as a leader in green development and sustainability by pursuing public/private partnerships, particularly on sustainable water, energy, recycling and foods.

About Carlsbad

  • Incorporated: July 16, 1958
  • Population: 115,330 (2017) 
  • Location: located in San Diego County
  • Area: 39.12 square miles
  • Elevation: 52 feet

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum (2017)

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