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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. 

 

California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act, or Senate Bill (SB) 375, requires SCAG to develop a Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and light trucks through integrated transportation, land use, housing and environmental planning.  The SCS is a plan for meeting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) for the SCAG region.  The 2012-2035 RTP/SCS achieves a 9 percent per capita GHG reduction for 2020 and a 16 percent per capita reduction for 2035. 

 

The successful implementation of the RTP/SCS allows future residents to enjoy a better quality of life than we do today, including the ability to lead a healthy and prosperous lifestyle, enjoy clean air and water, and ample opportunities for recreation.  It will have direct and substantial benefits to public health by reducing pollutant emissions and expanding the opportunities for active transportation.  It also demonstrates how we can transition from things we know to be unsustainable over the long term and beyond the term of the current RTP/SCS,  such as reliance on fossil fuels, to new technologies and practices for the future.
 
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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SCAG Sustainability Awards
SCAG Sustainability Awards

Each year, SCAG honors jurisdictions within the region for excellent planning and development work. Formerly known as the Compass Blueprint Recognition Awards, the program has been retitled the SCAG Sustainability Awards to better reflect the core planning principles of mobility, livability, prosperity and sustainability.

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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.
 
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 CoolCalifornia City Challenge
The CoolCalifornia 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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