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The City of Chula Vista (Chula Vista / the City) has already begun to experience the localized impacts of climate change through record-breaking heat waves, droughts, and wildfires. In response to the impacts of climate change posing a threat to Chula Vista residents’ quality of life, the City declared a climate emergency in March 2022. This declaration advanced the City’s commitment to update its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction goals, strengthen existing efforts like the City Operations Sustainability Plan, and encourage new City-wide and voluntary actions by residents and businesses. The Chula Vista DIY Sustainable Home Toolkit (Toolkit) is a best practice example of how encouraging residents to participate in climate action through public education can be an effective tool for energy resilience and climate-smart water initiatives.
energy, green building, Chula Vista, climate change, climate action plan, greenhouse gases, San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative
Environmental Education | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability
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Medina, Gabriella and Berry, Darbi, "Sustainability & (Em)Powering Community Based Action in Chula Vista" (2022). San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative. 22.
Environmental Education Commons, Environmental Health and Protection Commons, Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment Commons, Natural Resources Management and Policy Commons, Oil, Gas, and Energy Commons, Sustainability Commons