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SCAG AND SUSTAINABILITY 

 

Since 2000, SCAG has worked actively with the people and institutions of Southern California to create a dynamic regional growth vision based on these four principles:  mobility, livability, prosperity, and sustainability. 

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Green Region Initiative V2.0 – Sustainability Indicators
Green Region Initiative V2.0 – Sustainability Indicators

This tool tracks the sustainability progress of all cities and counties in the SCAG region on 25 sustainability topics. It can be used to learn more about the policies, programs, and plans that exist in the region; facilitate collaboration on sustainability efforts; and identify best practices. Please email SCAG Green Region with any questions.

Some information used to evaluate sustainability progress has not been included in this map.

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The Final 2016 RTP/SCS
The Final 2016 RTP/SCS

On April 7, 2016, SCAG's Regional Council adopted the 2016 RTP/SCS, a long-range visioning plan that balances future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals.

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Open Space Conservation Framework
Open Space Conservation Framework

As part of the 2012 RTP/SCS, SCAG committed to developing a comprehensive open space conservation strategy. The following documents provide a foundation for further efforts to realize the open space commitment.

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Southern California Climate & Economic Development Project
Southern California Climate & Economic Development Project

State legislation, Assembly Bill 32  and Senate Bill 375 sets standards for California's production of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Senate Bill 375 specifically gives Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), such as the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the responsibility to work with local jurisdictions to develop a regional strategy for reducing GHG.

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Southern California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Readiness Initiative
Southern California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Readiness Initiative

This initiative will develop a regional Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Plan, with complementary model sub regional plans that advance strategies for the accelerated and streamlined deployment of PEV electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). Additionally, the program will establish best practices for "EV-ready" building and public works guidelines, and help to streamline PEV EVSE permitting, installation, and inspection processes.

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The Cool California City Challenge
The Cool California City Challenge

The California Air Resources Board announced today that the CoolCalifornia City Challenge will run from April 1 through August 31. The competition is designed to engage households and community groups in cities across the state to use less energy, reduce their carbon footprints and build more vibrant and sustainable communities. Participants in each city log their actions to reduce greenhouse gases onto an online carbon calculator which determines how much carbon is being cut in each municipality.

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The Vision Project


The Vision Project is a joint project of all 24 cities and towns in San Bernardino that will encourage residents and businesses to create a consensus on developing a more sustainable County for the future....

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