“The [Community Climate Action] Plan encourages and provides tools for residents and local business to take a real leadership role, together with the City, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb the impacts of global warming. It’s only through such a partnership that progress can be made – from single-family-homes to apartment buildings; from individual blocks to entire neighborhoods; and from large and small businesses to Redwood City’s municipal operation. Together, with the full participation and involvement of all sectors of the community, we can achieve positive community action on climate change.” – Redwood City Community Climate Action Plan
About Redwood City
Population: 76,815 (as of 2010)
Location: Approximately 27 miles South of San Francisco in San Mateo County.
Area: 34.63 square miles
Climate Action Activities
Completed Municipal Greenhouse Gas Inventory, 2010
Green@Home is a program aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of
households by sending trained community-based volunteers to visit
neighbors in their homes, install several energy-saving devices,
and perform a home energy assessment.
The City of Redwood City has adopted local ordinances that are
more stringent than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency
Standards. These ordinances were approved by the California
Energy Commission on May 5, 2010.
This site was home to an abandoned gas station and several
dilapidated buildings, some of which were boarded up. A nearby
hotel was a hotbed for prostitution, drug use and drug sales were
rampant, and homeless people were loitering and sleeping in the