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County Board Adopts First Environmental Justice Element for General Plan

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County Supervisors voted this week to adopt a first-ever Environmental Justice Element for the County’s general plan and heard updates on the County’s new Climate Action Plan and the regional zero-carbon plan they approved pursuing in January.

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County Moves Forward to Create New Climate Action Plan

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The County of San Diego moved forward Wednesday to start building a new Climate Action Plan but continue to follow 26 measures that cut 130,075 metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2019, nearly meeting all the County’s 2020 goals.

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It’s Still Hot Out, but Winter’s Coming; Time to Get Discounted Rain Barrels

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It’s still hot outside but fall officially arrived last week — and that means our winter rainy season is just around the corner. It also means this is the perfect time to get a discounted rain barrel for as little as $25, thanks to the County and the nonprofit Solana Center.

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Board Votes to Reduce Greenhouse Gases, Divert Building Debris From Landfills

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The County’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to reduce greenhouse gases in the county by keeping a lot more construction debris from unincorporated communities out of local landfills.

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County on Track to Meet 2020 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target

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San Diego County is on track to meet 2020 greenhouse gas reduction targets through actions including reducing water use, planting thousands of local trees and acquiring open and agricultural space, the County’s first Climate Action Plan update reported this week.