Reducing Our Emissions
The City of Livermore’s updated Climate Action Plan will establish a clear road map for tangible and measurable actions and projects for our community to mitigate climate change by reducing carbon emissions.
Review the proposed priorities below and let us know what you think!
Active and Efficient Transportation
- Safe biking and walking trails that cross the city, enabling residents to conveniently travel between home, work, and errands.
- More convenient public transit systems and carpooling options to take residents where they need to go on time.
- Incentives and information to help residents transition to electric and fuel-efficient vehicles.
- Switch to more renewable energy sources like wind, solar, hydroelectric, and geothermal.
- Expand the use of microgrids at critical public facilities, and give residents more decentralized energy options to provide reliable electricity in the event of power outages and emergencies.
- In existing buildings, install appliances that are all-electric and energy efficient.
- In new construction and renovations, use sustainable building materials and incentivize buildings transitioning to electricity instead of natural gas for energy as much as possible.
- Add accessible and expanded public transportation options, affordable housing, and mixed-use development (e.g., retail and dining on the bottom floor with housing above) to urban areas.
- Make sure new developments increase livability in Livermore by being walkable, increasing tree canopy, and placing services and amenities close together.
Carbon Sequestration and Storage
- Capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it in nature by increasing tree canopy, preserving large trees, planting native plant species, and managing soil.
- Research and use new innovative technologies or resources for carbon storage as they become achievable, such as certain types of concrete and underground carbon capture.
Reduce Waste and Consumption
- Improve recycling and composting
- Increase the use of reusable items
- Repair or renovate objects instead of buying new