Sustainability

SCAG’s Sustainability Program works actively with Southern California communities and stakeholders to create a dynamic regional growth vision based on the principles of mobility, livability, prosperity and sustainability. The program’s work focuses on implementing the region’s Sustainable Communities Strategy, the state-mandated plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks through integrated transportation, land use, housing and environmental planning.

Upcoming Events & Meetings

Sep
22

Rail~Volution 2014

Sep 21, 2014; All Day Event
@ Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
Sep
22

NARC 2014 Executive Directors' Conference

Sep 21, 2014; All Day Event
@ Des Moine Marriott Downtown Hotel
Sep
22

Webinar on CNG/LNG Readiness—Best Practices for Host Sites and Local Permitting Authorities

Sep 22, 2014; 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
@ Webinar OR Live Presentation at SCAG Main Office
News and Announcements
2015 FTIP Proposed Amendment #15-01
Posted September 19, 2014
The Southern California Association of Governments is in receipt of the 2015 Federal Transportation...
Transportation and Heavy Industry in an Era of Low-Impact Development
Posted September 12, 2014
What does a "low impact" heavy freight rail line look like? Can the roads of the 21st century...

Sustainability Related Links
​The mission of the Air Resources Board (ARB) is to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants while considering the effects on the state's economy.
​Cal-Adapt provides access to data and information that has been, and continues to be, produced by the state's scientific and research community on how climate change might affect California at the local level.
​The California Energy Commission (CEC) is the state's primary energy policy and planning agency.
​California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) brings together the state's recycling and waste management programs and continues a tradition of environmental stewardship.
​The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water.
​California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), Title 24, Part 11.
​The mission of the Natural Resources Agency is to restore, protect and manage the state's natural, historical and cultural resources using creative solutions based on science, collaboration and respect for all the communities and interests.