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A Climate Action Plan, or CAP, is a comprehensive policy document that outlines specific activities a City will undertake to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Both the State of California and the United States government have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. On a State level, Assembly Bill 32 requires California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, or GHG emissions, to below or equivalent to 1990 levels by the year 2020. Senate Bill 32 requires the State to reduce these same GHG emission levels to 40% below the 1990 levels by the year 2030.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions, or GHG emissions, are commonly found are gases that trap heat in our atmosphere, ultimately destroying our ozone layer. There are 4 major gas categories: Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), and Fluorinated gases. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States produced 6,457 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2017. 82% of these GHG emissions were Carbon Dioxide and directly tied into human activities. The majority of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere comes from the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil) for energy and transportation. The ozone layer is the protective barrier between the Earth and the sun’s harmful rays. One of the most impactful gases is the carbon dioxide released into our air by our vehicles. City Staff are working to find solutions to reducing our GHG emissions in order to meet the State and Federal requirements as quickly as possible.

In 2017, City Staff initiated CAP work with a consultant support team from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). City Staff currently is working directly with SANDAG and an additional consultant support team from Energy Policy Initiate Center with the University of San Diego (EPIC), and Ascent Environmental.

Many of our surrounding communities have already jumped on board and completed or are working on their Climate Action Plan document. In order for us to meet our projected targets, we are reaching out to our constituents of Lemon Grove. Whether you are a resident, business owner, employee, or simply enjoy spending your time in Lemon Grove, we need your help.



Follow the link below to be redirected to our Climate Action Plan Survey. We value your opinion and appreciate your time and efforts towards making our City a cleaner, and more environmentally-friendly community!

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Lemon Grove City Hall
3232 Main Street
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 825-3800

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