Sacramento County Climate Action Plan:
In November of 2011, Sacramento County adopted a comprehensive Climate Action Plan designed to lead to a future of sustainable and efficient resource use, a strong economy, and excellent quality of life for its residents. The Action Plan is prepared in five sectors, including Transportation and Land Use, Energy, Water, Waste Management and Recycling, and Agriculture and Open Space.
The Sacramento County Climate Action Plan contains current statistics relative to the local causes and sources of green house gas (GHG) emissions and the County’s goal to reduce such GHGs.
The Sacramento County Climate Action Plan can be accessed at:
Earth Day – History, Programs and Current Events:
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
The Earth Day Network features specialized Campaigns such as composting, water heater settings, disposable plastic, ending junk mail, so solar, and more and to date has recorded over one billion actions for GREEN environment.
For information about campaigns, the annual Earth Day event and videos and highlights:
- Outdoor Lighting Regulations in California (by County): Skykeepers.org was founded in September, 1999 and publishes county outdoor lighting ordinances and city links, sorted by County. In some cases, even a link to the Municipal Code is provided. This is an interesting site for those considering exterior lighting changes or upgrades, or current compliance issues. For County and City specific information: