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2030 Climate Action Plan
In Santa Barbara County, as elsewhere in California and globally, climate change challenges our status quo and contributes to a growing number of economic, social, and environmental problems.
One Climate is an initiative to reaffirm the County of Santa Barbara’s leadership in addressing climate change, by unifying messaging and outreach for several major climate efforts launching in 2020 and beyond.
Santa Barbara County Climate Collaborative
The Santa Barbara County Regional Climate Collaborative is a new multi-sector network of organizations working together to advance climate mitigation and resiliency efforts in Santa Barbara County.
Waterwise SB is the water conservation resource for Santa Barbara County. Waterwise sponsors programs that promote water conservation and awareness
Building energy use accounts for 27% of local GHG emissions in the unincorporated county. The County has taken numerous steps to address the emissions associated with electricity and natural gas usage, and increase the resilience of the electric grid during planned or unplanned outages.
Waste & Materials
Less is More is the recycling and water reduction resource for residents of Santa Barbara County
Transportation accounts for nearly half the the GHG emissions in Santa Barbara County. Addressing this sector is crucial to meeting the County's 2030 Climate Action goals.
The County of Santa Barbara’s (County) 2030 Climate Action Plan update will include a natural and working lands component, which will allow for a more accurate understanding of the County’s carbon stocks and carbon sequestration potential. Both greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions and carbon sequestration play an important role in the County’s ability to achieve the State’s carbon neutrality goal established by Executive Order B-55-18