Sunnyvale Climate Action Plan Advisory Committee Application
The deadline for applications has passed (5:00 PM on August 23, 2017); however, the deadline for applications for representatives of real estate development or brokerage firms only has been extended to 5:00 PM on August 31, 2017
The City is inviting applications from Sunnyvale residents and representatives from local businesses, volunteer groups, and real estate development or brokerage firms that operate in Sunnyvale to serve on a community advisory committee for preparing an updated Climate Action Plan (CAP 2.0). Engaging the enthusiasm of our local community and the innovation of local technology companies along with the creative, can-do Silicon Valley spirit is integral to developing a plan that is aspirational, achievable, and adaptable. Our vision for CAP 2.0 is a framework that includes bold, breakthrough ideas for our community generated by our community. We encourage your contributions to this plan by applying to serve on the CAP 2.0 Advisory Committee.
The Advisory Committee will play a key role in providing input and a variety of perspectives during the development of CAP 2.0. Members will be appointed by a Council Subcommittee and will represent a broad cross-section of interests in our community. Three alternate members will also be appointed to serve if selected primary members cannot participate.
The Advisory Committee will hold 6-8 core meetings (and supplemental meetings, as needed) between September 2017 and December 2018. A detailed schedule will be determined in September. Regular meetings will be approximately 2 hours long and member attendance at all meetings is mandatory. Please note that members will not receive any financial compensation for their service.
SUNNYVALE'S CLIMATE ACTION EFFORTS
The City of Sunnyvale’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), adopted in 2014, includes nearly 130 actions for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Although the CAP has set us on track to meet or exceed the State’s 2020 GHG emissions reduction target, it was not designed to identify how more ambitious, longer term targets for 2030 and 2050 can be achieved through significant changes in lifestyle and emerging technologies. A new approach – CAP 2.0 – is needed to achieve bold greenhouse gas reductions for climate action in our community.
CAP 2.0 PRIOITIES
Approximately 90 percent of Sunnyvale’s emissions come from energy use and transportation. Harnessing emerging technology solutions and identifying innovative programs and policies to motivate behavior changes in these two sectors will be the key focus of the CAP 2.0 framework, while continuing to address emissions from all other sources.
HOW TO APPLY
We encourage interested individuals to apply!
Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
To apply online, click "Take the Survey" below. Please note that you will be asked by this website (Peak Democracy) if you want your response shown on this website. If you wish to keep your name private, please select either "Yes - show it without my name" (for registered users) or "No - just show it without my name to staff" (for unregistered users); both options will hide your name from public view. No content from your application will be displayed publicly.
If you choose not to apply online, you may:
(1) Download a PDF of the application here; OR
(2) Pick up a paper application at the Sunnyvale Public Library, Community Center, and City Hall.
Return completed applications in hard copy or electronic format to:
Nupur Hiremath, Sustainability Coordinator
505 W. Olive Ave., Suite 130,
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Thank you for your interest in participating on the Sunnyvale CAP 2.0 Advisory Committee!
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