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Climate Action & Adaptation

The State of California has an aggressive goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. StopWaste leads and supports local and regional projects that reduce GHG emissions associated with buildings and landscapes, packaging, food waste and other materials.


Featured Publications

Climate Change Adaptation Measures report

Healthy soils have come to the forefront in the last few years as a means to address climate mitigation and adaptation. This StopWaste report proposes nearly 50 measures addressing how soils, compost, and mulch can be incorporated into climate adaptation plans.

Circular Economy in the Built Environment: Opportunities for Local Government Leadership

Authored by StopWaste and Arup, this primer provides an overview of a circular economy framework for the built environment at the community, neighborhood and building scales. The ideas and concepts included here are intended to stimulate local government decision-makers and staff in Alameda County and beyond to consider policies and actions in their jurisdictions. It illustrates concepts with real-world examples of sites and policies.