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CHULA VISTA AWARDED FOR EFFORTS TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE
 
The Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative honored the City of Chula Vista with three Spotlight Awards for the city’s efforts to save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adopt policies and programs that promote sustainability. The awards were presented September 20 during the 2013 League of California Cities Annual Conference in Sacramento. The city’s achievements were recognized as a part of its participation in the sustainability recognition program, the Beacon Award: Local Leadership toward Solving Climate Change.

Chula Vista received the following awards:

• Gold Spotlight Award for Agency Electricity Savings and Platinum Spotlight Award for Agency Natural Gas Savings

• Gold Spotlight Award for Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Agency Facilities

• Platinum Spotlight Award for Sustainability Best Practice Activities

The city was recognized for reducing electricity use in agency facilities by 15 percent and natural gas usage by 30 percent between 2005 and 2011. Chula Vista also reduced greenhouse gas emissions in agency facilities by 13 percent and completed 60 sustainability activities in ten best practice areas in agency facilities and the community.

Chula Vista’s sustainability leadership is highlighted in a video, “Sustainability in Chula Vista” produced by the Institute for Local Government. More information about Chula Vista’s Beacon Spotlight Award activities is available at www.ca-ilg.org/beaconaward/chulavista.

Posted: October 15, 2013

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