San Diego will cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2035, if all goes according to the Climate Action Plan draft Mayor Kevin Faulconer presented last week. The mandates laid out will be legally binding and could put San Diego on the fast-track for infrastructure improvements.
Geoffrey Chase, director of the Center for Regional Sustainability at San Diego State University, says that the plan is “a significant step forward.”
“I think there’s real power to naming a target, naming a goal and being transparent about that,” Chase told VOSD Radio co-hosts Andy Keatts and Caty Green on this week’s podcast.
Chase stressed the importance of changes in people’s daily behaviors. Those small actions add up to a big impact: “It takes collective action to see some real change.”
But he says we still have a lot of work to do. Jump to 23:15 to hear what else he had to say about the most effective and progressive ways to promote sustainability on college campuses and around the region’s communities.
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