Sonoma Climate Mobilization

The Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA) is developing a Climate Mobilization Strategy to support a resolution declaring a Climate Emergency that was adopted by the RCPA Board in September 2019. This strategy solidifies Sonoma County’s commitment to mobilizing an emergency response commensurate with the scale of the climate crisis.

This Ten-Year Emergency Policy Package outlines 14 countywide actions with the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 under local authority. The RCPA will support the policy package by coordinating with cities, County and special districts to assist with policy development and prioritizing implementation.

The Sonoma Climate Mobilization Strategy will be presented to the RCPA Board of Directors on December 14. In early 2021, RCPA staff will convene working groups to start developing funding and implementation plans.

Take Action

What can you do to make a difference? From easy energy savings, clean powers options and transportation solutions — YOU get to pick the impact you want to have! Here are our top solutions to get started, with a full list on the way.

At Home

Sonoma County residents have the option to purchase 100% Renewable, local energy through the Sonoma Clean Power EverGreen program. Choosing EverGreen eliminates nearly all your greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy use. Healdsburg residents can choose the Green Rate.

BayREN Home+ offers cash rebates for your home improvements, plus certified contractors and support every step of the way. You can start by speaking with a Home Energy Advisor or take an online home energy evaluation to learn what changes can help lower your energy bills.

At Work

Businesses can lead the transition to vehicle electrification by ensuring employees and customers have easy access to EV charging infrastructure. The Sonoma Coast Incentive Project provides rebates for electric vehicle (EV) charger purchase and installation costs.

The Sonoma Emergency Ride Home program will reimburse rides home in cases of a qualify- ing emergency for anyone who works in Sonoma County and uses an alternative transportation option, such as carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, bicycling, or walking.

Local Government

Many municipalities have switched their electric accounts to Sonoma Clean Power’s Evergreen 100% renewable electricity.

The Shift Low Carbon Transportation Action Plan lists a number of strategies that municipalities can take to shift transportation choices away from single occupant vehicles towards cleaner, healthier, and more efficient modes of transportation.

Survey

This is your chance to share your input and participate in the Sonoma Climate Mobilization (SCM) Strategy. This survey is estimated to take about 10 minutes to complete.

 

What’s Your Carbon Footprint?

We believe that you can help us create a resilient, sustainable future with healthy, safe and thriving neighborhoods. You can take the first step with a quick carbon footprint estimate from the Cool Climate Network.