350 Sacramento: A Local Response to a Global Emergency

Sacramento Climate Action Plan (CAP)

The Sacramento Climate Action Plan, adopted February 14, 2012, identifies how the City and the broader community can reduce Sacramento’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The CAP includes GHG reduction targets, strategies, and specific actions. It also identifies strategies and specific actions which Sacramento can take to adapt to the effects of climat change.

350 Sacramento is…

…an organization that supports local initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and works to engage with Sacramento area citizens and local community groups to help build a global climate movement.Our goals are

  • to generate awareness of the urgent need for greenhouse gas emission reduction.
  • to support local initiatives that work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and that promote a low carbon lifestyle.
  • to help build a global climate movement at the local level by engaging with Sacramento area citizens and local community groups.
What is 350?  
350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.  Scientists measure carbon dioxide in “parts per million” (ppm), so 350 ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. We are currently at about 390 ppm and climbing.

We have to do something.The Earth is getting hotter, as most reputable climate scientists agree. This is already affecting our global climate, with changes expected to accelerate in future years. In California we will see hotter, drier summers; decreased snowpack and, therefore, less available water in the summer; more forest fires due to the longer fire season; changes in plant and animal communities; and general disruption of ecosystems in unpredictable ways.The magnitude of the climate change problem calls on all of us to meaningfully contribute to solutions. Please join us as we explore what we in Sacramento can do to address climate change and make a better future for ourselves, our children, and their children.

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