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County of Santa Barbara

Beacon Participant Profile

“The Climate Action Strategy is being developed to address greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to the Board of Supervisors’ March 2009 direction “to take immediate, cost effective, and coordinated steps to reduce the County’s collective GHG emissions.”- Santa Barbara County Climate Action Strategy

About Santa Barbara County 

  • Established: 1850
  • Population: 423,895 in 2010
  • Location: Southwestern California, South of San Luis Obispo County
  • Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 6,820 feet
  • Area: 2738.5 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 11% (2014)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Silver Level, 6% (2014)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2014)

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