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Climate Resilience Initiatives

Nearly half of Contra Costa County’’s border is water, sharing shores with San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, and parts of the Delta. Some shores are hilly, unusual for the bayshore, but small towns like Rodeo and Martinez, and various oil refinery and industrial facilities, sit right on the waterfront. All of this makes sea level riseand environmental quality pressing concerns for the county.

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Cleaner Contra Costa – Your household, community of households, school or business can join this challenge, which involves taking actions — such as eating less meat, drying clothes via sunshine, getting rid of your second fridge, changing light bulbs  — to reduce the county’s carbon footprint. As of fall 2023, the county had signed up 4,350 homes and was more than 80% of the way to achieving a goal of reducing county emissions by 1,500 tons of CO2 by December 2023. The digital dashboard for participating is easy to use.

Drawdown Contra Costa – An accessible and colorful web listing of a variety of community groups, local environmental and energy initiatives, and government solutions and agencies working on solutions to climate change challenges. A shopping list of ways to tap into what’s already going on in your county.