Sustainability Newsletter September 2020

Sep 08, 2020
Sustainability Newsletter September 2020

September 2020





County Interim Greenhouse Gas Thresholds Workshop

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

12:00 PM via Webinar


The Interim Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Thresholds of Significance (Interim Thresholds) will provide the County of Santa Barbara Planning and Development Department (P&D) with criteria to determine if GHG emissions from projects will have a significant cumulative effect on climate change during environmental review in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. (CEQA).


P&D will update the County Environmental Thresholds and Guidelines Manual with the adopted Interim Thresholds once available. The Interim Thresholds, once adopted, will be in effect until the County adopts Final GHG Emissions Thresholds as part of the County’s 2030 Climate Action Plan (expected to occur in 2022).


Please join us to explore the draft Interim GHG Emissions Thresholds of Significance and discuss future project steps. For questions regarding the public webinar, please contact Selena Evilsizor, Senior Planner, at [email protected] or (805) 568-3577.


Workshop Registration






City of Santa Barbara Draft Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan Webinar

September 24, Thursday, 3:30 PM

The City of Santa Barbara is hosting an informational webinar on a Draft Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Plan that identifies areas of the City that are vulnerable to sea-level rise and recommends actions to adapt over time. The webinar will include a presentation on the Draft Adaptation Plan and time for participants to ask questions.


Comments on the Draft Adaptation Plan can also be sent to [email protected] by September 30, 2020.



Webinar Registration


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Better Communities Survey: We have questions, and you have the answers.

Do you feel safe riding a bike? Can you take the bus at a convenient time and directly to your destination? Where are quality jobs and affordable housing needed most?

As our lives are becoming more challenging, the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) wants to reflect our community values and better support people in the region. To do that, they need your help and your input.


Fill out SBCAG’s Better Communities survey to improve our streets and build communities that are more connected, healthy, vibrant, and prosperous.

Together we can make housing, transportation, and jobs more accessible for all families and community members in the region.



Take the Survey






Santa Barbara County Air Quality Survey

We want to hear about top air quality concerns in Santa Barbara County. Please take a few minutes to take this brief survey.



Take the Survey




Support Local GREEN Businesses

Now more than ever, local businesses need your support. Find local businesses that have been certified by the Santa Barbara County Green Business Program.





FREE Virtual Home Energy Assessments

With warmer weather on the way and nowhere to go, now is a perfect time to find ways to save energy in your home!


Eligible residents in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties can sign up for a FREE virtual home assessment with an Energy Specialist, and receive a free energy efficiency starter pack that includes LED light bulbs, a smart power strip, and more.


This is a free program offered by the Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN).


Learn More and Sign Up



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