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Cool Counties. Climate Stabalization Initiative. Greening the golden state.
Cool Counties
Climate Stabilization Initiative - California Region
What is Cool Counties?

In July 2007, 12 counties across the United States, along with the Sierra Club, launched the Cool Counties Initiative to mobilize county governments to catalyze bold regional and federal action to address climate change. We are committed to work with our communities to reduce countywide greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, an achievable annual average of 2 percent.

What is the California Cool Counties challenge?

Alameda County's Board of Supervisors has challenged California's 57 other counties to join us in signing the Cool Counties Declaration.

We can make California the nation's first 100% Cool Counties state. The State of California has already committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, giving California counties a window of opportunity to give input on implementation measures. Find out more about benefits of joining by reading Alameda County Board President Scott Haggerty's letter to California counties:
Challenge to California Counties (398KB) *

Becoming a California Cool County is easy.
  1. Visit the national Cool Counties website for information on the benefits of joining, to review the Declaration, and how to join: http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/coolcounties
  2. Pass the Declaration in your county.
  3. Once you have passed your declaration, contact King County to add your county to the national Cool Counties map online and e-mail us to add your county to the California Cool Counties map.

Sustainability Program link.

* Portable Document Format (PDF) file requires the free Adobe Reader.

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