Like most other cities in the Bay Area, Piedmont is taking an active role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by following the outline in their city Climate Plan. The City of Piedmont Climate Action Program recognizes that everyone must take action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through electrifying homes, driving gasoline cars less, purchasing goods and services responsibly. By acting locally, this small city can make a contribution to a worldwide effort. Accordingly, it has developed its Plan in a significant step toward achieving our greenhouse gas reduction goals. The purpose of the Plan is to support current statewide climate efforts to reduce GHG emissions 40% by 2030, and be on track to reduce emissions 80% by 2050.
You can make a difference with eco-action steps and sustainable efforts! There are a multitude of ways to reduce your carbon footprint, some of which you are already doing or have done: recycling, composting, consuming responsibly, improving home energy efficiency, installing energy-efficient appliances, replacing your landscapes with drought-friendly landscaping, driving a hybrid or electric vehicle, walking to work, using LED light bulbs, and so on.
To help you start or to do more, a list of available programs is provided below through links and handouts: