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Spotlight Award Winners for Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Updated October 2020

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Greenhouse gas reductions are demonstrated by comparing a baseline greenhouse gas inventory to an updated inventory.

We celebrate the following agencies who have been honored with a Spotlight Award for Greenhouse Gas Reductions!

Spotlight Award for Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  GHG Reduction Award Level
La Mesa 53% (2005-2014) Platinum
Truckee 33% (2008-2016) Platinum
Del Rey Oaks 30% (2005-2015) Platinum
Alpine County 29% (2005-2014) Platinum
Capitola 26% (2005-2015) Platinum
Watsonville 25% (2005-2010) Platinum
King City 24% (2005-2010) Platinum
Cupertino 24% (2005-2015) Platinum
San Diego 24% (2010-2018) Platinum
Sand City 23% (2005-2010) Platinum
Santa Cruz 23% (2005-2015) Platinum
Pacific Grove 23% (2005-2015) Platinum
Redwood City 22% (2005-2017) Platinum
Salinas 22% (2005-2017) Platinum
Palo Alto 21% (2005-2012) Platinum
Hayward 21% (2008-2015) Platinum
San Carlos 21% (2005-2015) Platinum
Santa Rosa 21% (2007-2010) Platinum
Seaside 20% (2005-2010) Platinum
Brisbane 20% (2005-2016) Platinum
Daly City 20% (2005-2016) Platinum
Foster City 20% (2005-2016) Platinum
Half Moon Bay 20% (2005-2017) Platinum
San Leandro 20% (2205-2017) Platinum
East Palo Alto 20% (2005-2017) Platinum
Millbrae 19% (2005-2017) Gold
Sacramento 19% (2005-2016) Gold
Colma 18% (2005-2013) Gold 
Paramount 18% (2005-2017) Gold
San Mateo 18% (2005-2017) Gold
Carson 17% (2005-2012) Gold
Claremont 17% (2006-2015) Gold
Santa Cruz County 17% (2005-2010) Gold
Scotts Valley 17% (2005-2010) Gold
Grass Valley 17% (2005-2017) Gold
Santa Monica 14% (1990-2011) Gold
El Cerrito 14% (2005-2015) Gold
Walnut Creek 14% (2005-2016) Gold
West Hollywood 14% (2008-2016) Gold
Alameda County 14% (2005-2015) Gold
Thousand Oaks 14% (2010-2018) Gold
San Rafael 13% (2010-2015) Gold
Gonzales 13% (2005-2010) Gold
Richmond 13% (2005-2012) Gold
Bell 13% (2010-2015) Gold
Mill Valley 12% (2005-2014) Gold
Foster City 12% (2005-2015) Gold
Norwalk 12% (2012-2016) Gold
Chula Vista 12% (2005-2016) Gold
San Luis Obispo

12% (2005-2016)

Gold
Fremont 11% (2005-2010) Gold
Rolling Hills Estates 11% (2005-2012) Gold
Redwood City 11% (2005-2015) Gold
Brisbane 10% (2005-2010) Gold
Daly City 10% (2005-2013) Gold
Manhattan Beach 9% (2005-2010) Silver
Jackson 9% (2005-2010) Silver
American Canyon 8% (2010-2015) Silver
Hermosa Beach 8% (2005-2012) Silver
San Mateo County 8% (2005-2010) Silver
Rancho Palos Verdes 8% (2005-2012) Silver
Moorpark 8% (2005-2014) Silver
Ventura 8% (2005-2017) Silver
Emeryville 7% (2004-2014) Silver
Marina 7% (2005-2010) Silver
Monterey City 7% (2005-2012) Silver
Burlingame 7% (2005-2010) Silver
Davis 7% (2007-2010) Silver
Long Beach 7% (2010-2015) Silver
Hollister 6% (2005-2010) Silver
Benicia 6% (2000-2013) Silver
Menlo Park 6% (2005-2010) Silver
Arcata 6% (2006-2015) Silver
Glendale 5% (2005-2010) Silver
Plymouth 5% (2005-2010) Silver
South Gate 5% (2005-2010) Silver
Solana Beach 5% (2005-2015) Silver
National City 5% (2012-2014) Silver
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