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City of San Diego

Beacon Participant Profile

The city’s Climate Action Plan presents a bold vision for our future. By reducing the city’s carbon footprint, the community seeks  to ensure a clean, sustainable, thriving San Diego for generations to come. Unanimously approved by a bipartisan City Council on December 15, 2015, San Diego’s Climate Action Plan aims to cut the city’s carbon footprint in half by 2035.

About San Diego

  • Incorporated: 1850
  • Population: 1,394,928 (2015) 
  • Location: located in San Diego County
  • Area: 372.2 square miles
  • Elevation: 62 feet

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Gold Beacon Vanguard Award (2020)

Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 15% (2020)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Gold Level, 14% (2020)

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Gold Level, 16% (2020)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 24% (2020)
  • Gold Level, 17% (2017)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Gold Level (2020)

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