Zero Carbon Communities
You know the science.
You've listened to your residents.
You are ready to lead and support your community to become zero carbon by 2050, with 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. And there are many good reasons to do so. In acting on emissions and embracing a low carbon future, local governments capture benefits that extend well beyond the climate. These include creating healthier and more liveable communities for people of all ages and abilities, and leveraging external funding sources to drive local job growth and economic development.
What will our zero carbon communities look like in 2050?
A complete zero-emission transportation system connects our communities and regions.
Our communities' buildings are exceptionally energy efficient, and powered, heated, and cooled with 100 percent renewable energy.
Our communities divert all of our organics and recovers value from our waste.