City of Concord, California

Environment and Sustainability

Concord makes Sustainable Choices

The City of Concord is committed to the safety, environment, sustainability, and quality of life of the community.

It is estimated that the focus on daily sustainability could reduce direct household greenhouse gas emissions by 20% or 123 million metric tons annually nationwide. The City of Concord has established and supported a number of programs to help residents and business owners to lessen their carbon footprint, as well as to shrink the city footprint. The City hopes to surpass the state-mandated levels by increasing margins over time by implementing the Climate Action Plan and to be transparent about city wide progress.


City Highlights

On September 23, 2015, Sustainable Contra Costa held the 2015 annual Contra Costa Leadership in Sustainability and Green Building Awards Gala. Leadership awards were given in five categories: Sustainable Communities, Food System Innovation, Sustainable Resource Management, Green Building and youth service. The City of Concord is proud to announce one of the seven winners as the Markham Regional Arboretum Society. The Markham Nature Park and Arboretum is located at 1202 La Vista Avenue, in the heart of Concord. The City of Concord is a proud partner of the Markham Regional Arboretum Society and together we have developed Markham Nature Park into the unique educational garden that stands today. The park holds classes and events along with plant sales every Tuesday. Click below for more details.
www.markhamarboretum.org



Energy Efficiency & Water Conservation Financing Programs

Multiple organizations offer financial incentives for completing energy efficiency and water conservation upgrades to your home or business. For information on available programs, please visit the Government Funding Programs page.

Home and Business Energy Financing Programs

  1. The HERO Program can help make energy efficient upgrades affordable for homeowners.
  2. AllianceNRG offers affordable financing for residential and commercial energy retrofits.
  3. Get inspired by the hundreds of eligible home upgrades through California First.
  4. OnDemandPACE™ allows up to 20% of a property's value to be financed for energy and water improvements..
  5. See how the Ygrene Energy Fund can help you finance making your home more energy efficient.

Sources

City of Concord Citywide Climate Action Plan
From www.pnas.org: Household actions can provide a behavioral wedge to rapidly reduce US carbon emissions

 
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