Carbon and Consumption

As we begin to see and experience the effects of global climate change at home in our own communities, and as international and national policies to address dangerous greenhouse gas emissions fail to materialize, cities in California are continuing to lead the way towards a more sustainable future. Addressing the greenhouse gas footprint of consumable goods (ie. the stuff we buy) is a new and important area of focus for local governments seeking innovative ways to take action against climate change. Cities are hubs of culture, innovation and economic production. As such, our choices about what we buy and those which we encourage our citizens to make, have a tremendous impact on regional, national and global GHG emissions