What measures should be included in the Climate Action Plan to reduce emissions by 2030?
In these unprecedented times, the County is working to strengthen and protect our community. While the COVID-19 crisis is the utmost priority, Marin continues to explore and address the climate crisis. The County of Marin is updating its Climate Action Plan (CAP) and needs your help in developing effective strategies that will substantially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. This plan covers unincorporated Marin County (i.e., everything located outside of a city or town’s boundaries), but the County works closely with the cities to ensure consistent and effective policies through the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership.
There are many ways the County can reduce GHG emissions, from installing more bike lanes and electric vehicle (EV) chargers, to requiring new buildings to have solar panels and be energy efficient, to banning the use of single-use bags and food service items. But we cannot meet our goals by acting alone. Everyone in Marin has a role to play when it comes to reducing GHG emissions. This Climate Action Plan represents a community-wide commitment to work together to address climate change.
In February 2020, the County hosted a community workshop to hear community members ideas about policies that should be included in the CAP Update. We realize that many community members cannot attend long, in-person meetings and are excited to provide a virtual feedback opportunity, especially in the current situation. You can view the February workshop presentation before you get started on the survey, or you can jump right in.
Please answer the questions in each of the topic areas listed below. Each topic area starts with background information and is followed by questions to gauge your interest in specific personal actions and your opinions on possible government action. Your feedback will inform the strategies included in the CAP and ensure it represents community needs and opinions.
Your time and ideas are greatly appreciated.
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