commitment to mitigating climate change began in September 2007 when the City
Council of Antioch unanimously approved Resolution 2007/69 authorizing the City
of Antioch to join ICLEI’s (Local Governments for Sustainability) Cities for
Climate Protection Campaign (CCP). Antioch is one of over 500 cities around the world to
participate in the (CCP)
campaign, sponsored by ICLEI and as part of the campaign, member cities have
committed to: Inventory their emissions of Greenhouse gasses (GHG’s); Set reduction
targets; Develop comprehensive strategies to meet these targets; Implement
these emissions reduction actions; and Measure the results.
baseline GHG emissions inventory was completed for the year 2005. On June 23, 2009, the City Council of Antioch
unanimously approved Resolution
GHG reduction targets to reduce overall carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 and 80%
May 24, 2011, the City Council approved the Community and Municipal Climate
Action Plans. These
plans highlight possible programs and actions that the city can use to reach
the reduction goals adopted with Resolution 2009/57. Currently, the city is finalizing our first
re-inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for 2010.
will find more information on what the city is doing to reduce municipal
operations related emissions and assist our businesses and residents.
the Air Resource Team
As a member of the Contra Costa Spare the Air
Resource Team, Antioch is
to keep the air clean in Contra Costa County with the following efforts:
and Trails is
a website (and an iPhone app) designed to help you find, plan, and share an
outdoor adventure. The site provides the locations of trailheads near you, and
provides directions to the locations by foot, bike, car, or public transport.
May 2012, the Contra Costa Resource Team partnered with the Transit and Trails
website to train local community groups in using the online tool to plan trips
to the great outdoors using transit. Funds are still available to provide local groups with transit passes
for their trip using Transit & Trails. To submit a request for your group, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Pledge- Did you know that leaving
the car engine running while you are waiting in the parking lot for your kids
to get out of school is a waste of energy? An idling car wastes money and
produces harmful carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas. Make sure to be
able to recognize the
facts from the myths on this issue. The “Turn
the Key – Be Idle Free” campaign is an effort between the Spare the Air
Resource Team, its partner organizations, and schools to educate parents about
vehicle idling. Join the campaign today by taking the pledge to be idle free at http://sustainablecoco.org/!
If your schools would like
to become involved and/or you would like to schedule a presentation for your
PTA or other school group, please contact email@example.com.
The California Youth Energy Services (CYES) is back in Antioch for a 3rd summer! This program provides free energy and water efficiency services to the community and provides paid work experience to local youth. To schedule a Green House Call for your home, visit risingsunenergy.org
Energy Star Portfolio Manager
The Energy Star Portfolio
Manager is a FREE, helpful tool businesses can use to track their water and
energy consumption of all your buildings in a secure online environment. With
the assistance of QuEST, the City of Antioch has benchmarked city facilities in
Portfolio Manager and is tracking energy usuage per building to see if the
changes in lighting usage and facility improvements have resulted in energy
For additional information about the City’s climate protection efforts, please contact us!