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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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SCAG Sustainability Awards
SCAG Sustainability Awards

On May 7th, SCAG hosted the 2015 SCAG Sustainability Awards at the annual Regional Conference and General Assembly in Palm Desert. The SCAG Sustainability Awards recognizes exemplary planning projects that support the core principles of mobility, livability, prosperity, and sustainability. This year, seven public agencies and cities were honored in one of three new categories for their projects: Active Transportation, Green Region, and Integrated Planning.

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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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Posted December 15, 2014 from NY Times
After two weeks of grinding meetings in Lima, Peru, the world’s climate negotiators emerged this...
Posted December 9, 2014 from NY Times
COPENHAGEN — On a busy road in the center of town here, a string of green lights embedded in the...