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SacCounty Celebrates Earth Day Year Round - Friday, April 22 is the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, a day to reflect on the need to protect our natural environment. This year’s Earth Day theme is “Invest in our Planet,” and Sacramento County has many departmental programs and initiatives that do just that! ​

Join the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force - ​Do you want to share your knowledge and experience while helping to shape local climate policy? Sacramento County is seeking community members to join the newly established Climate Emergency Mobilization Task​ Force!

Revised Final Climate Action Plan Draft Released - The Planning and Environmental Review Division of the Department of Community Development has released a Revised Final Draft of the Sacramento County Climate Action Plan (CAP)​. The draft released today revises and replaces the draft released in September 2021. 

SacCounty Climate Action Plan End of Year Update - In September 2021, Planning and Environmental Review (PER) – now part of the Community Development Department – released a draft of the Climate Action Plan  (CAP) that was meant to be the Final Draft. Based on valuable community feedback, and in response to the Board of Supervisors resolution declaring a climate emergency, the CAP is once again being updated. 

Sustainability Manager to Lead Green Initiatives - Sacramento County has added a Sustainability Manager position to develop and oversee a wide variety of climate and sustainability ​programs and initiatives. One of the Sustainability Manager's primary responsibilities will be implementing many of the County's Climate Action Plan policies once it is approved by the Board of Supervisors.

County Partners with School to Reuse Lawnmowers - A partnership between the Sacramento County Department of Waste Management and Recycling Department and Will Rogers Middle School is giving new life to discarded lawnmowers while helping students get hands-on training in engine repair. Since 2019, the North Area Recovery Station (NARS) has allowed Will Rogers Middle School instructor Ken MacPherson to take discarded gasoline lawnmowers to use in the school's class on bicycle and small gas engine repair.

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