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Town of Truckee

Beacon Participant Profile

The Town of Truckee has begun the process of creating Truckee’s first Climate Action Plan. The first step in the process was to complete an inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which was completed in April 2016, establishing baselines for use in guiding GHG emissions reduction efforts and setting targets in the Climate Action Plan.

About Truckee

  • Incorporated: 1993
  • Population: 16,180 (2010) 
  • Location: located in Nevada County
  • Area: 33.65 square miles
  • Elevation: 5,817 feet

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Equity and Engagement in Sustainability and Climate Leadership & Innovation Award (2021)

Silver Beacon Award (2019)

Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 13% (2019)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Silver Level, 6% (2019)

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Gold Level, 12% (2019)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 33% (2019)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2020)
  • Gold Level (2019)
  • Silver Level (2018)
Case Story

Truckee: Whole Community Strategies for Climate Planning

The Town of Truckee joined the Beacon Program in 2018 and has made significant achievements in a short amount of time, earning a prestigious full Beacon award in 2019. Situated near both Reno and Lake Tahoe, Truckee is a quaint mountain town known for its local art, artisanal food scene and outdoor recreation opportunities. Truckee has long preserved the natural beauty of the town by encouraging its residents to live green. Committed to sustainability and community engagement, Truckee provides ample opportunity for community engagement in climate action activities.

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