Upcoming public workshop for Climate Action and Resiliency Plan

Ventura Calif. – Community members are invited to take part in the City of Ventura’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP). There are two opportunities to get involved on Wednesday, July 20, and Thursday, July 21. The workshops will be held in the City Hall Atrium located at 501 Poli Street and will include live Spanish interpretation.

The City of Ventura’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP) is a roadmap aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and preparing the community for potential impacts of climate change. Community members are encouraged to share ideas for improving energy and water efficiency, reducing pollution, and adapting to a changing climate. The CARP will also address state requirements of reducing GHG emissions to below 40% by Senate Bill (SB) 32.

This summer the City will host two public workshops to solicit feedback on proposed strategies. The CARP will incorporate information from stakeholder meetings, public workshops, and surveys to develop a plan that reflects the values and vision of the community. The Ventura City Council has demonstrated the importance of this policy by identifying a comprehensive integration of the CARP into the City’s General Plan in the council’s goals for fiscal year 2022-2023.

The City of Ventura currently has robust programs dedicated to energy efficiency and emissions reductions. Recently, the City established its Food Waste Recycling Program, in compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 1383, with the goal of diverting organic waste from landfills and reducing GHG emissions. Additionally, the City of Ventura works directly with local businesses and schools to improve resource efficiency and implement waste reduction practices.

The City of Ventura joined 29 other cities in offering clean, renewable energy by the Clean Power Alliance (CPA) in February 2018 to its residents. The City of Ventura also embarked on its Energy Action Plan to establish energy reduction targets, lowering GHG, and increasing energy efficiency.

Learn more about the CARP, explore education materials, and ways you can get involved with the General Plan Update at www.PlanVentura.com.

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