May 17 - 18, 2007

California Urban Sustainability Directors at Green Gulch Farm

Marin County, CA
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Government environmental sustainability directors from 10 leading California cities met to develop a statewide agenda on extended producer responsibility and climate change actions for their municipalities.  Joint statewide campaigns are planned for 2007-8 that will mandate use of 100% recycled paper and eliminate the use of bottled water in their municipal offices, establish carbon offsets for government travel and municipal fleet fuel efficiency standards, and encourage their populations to buy more local foods.  They will also work on the development of statewide efforts to diminish the use of toxic substances and to reduce wasteful consumption. 

The gathering was the first follow up to the national meeting in Boulder. Participating cities included Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Oakland, Berkeley and Marin County. 

Blackstone Ranch Institute provided financial and logistical support.

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