Contra Costa County is dedicated to making our communities cleaner and healthier for families, children, and future generations. The County sponsors programs that save money for residents and businesses, improve health and safety, and create jobs for the people who call Contra Costa County home.
Read our latest Sustainability Newsletter (link) to learn more about the County’s work on environmental sustainability.
Help Update the County’s Climate Action Plan
Contra Costa County is updating its Climate Action Plan, which outlines the actions the County will take to address our changing climate. We expect the updated Climate Action Plan to be complete in late 2022. In the meantime, we'll be focusing our work in a few key areas. Learn more by reading our Interim Climate Action Work Plan (PDF).
Learn more about our current Climate Action Plan (PDF) adopted in 2015.
We held several meetings in September and October, 2019 to learn about community goals and strategies to reduce pollution emissions in our County and be more resilient. Visit the Envision Contra Costa 2040 webpage to find presentations, information for the Climate Action Plan update, and to submit your ideas.
Catch up on the latest in our Sustainability Newsletter
The Sustainability Newsletter highlights and celebrates the on-going programs and initiatives undertaken by the County to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Apply to Join the County's Sustainability Commission by January 15, 2023 * Department of Agriculture Collects 5,400 Pounds of Recyclable Pesticide Containers * County Receives Grant to Support Clean Indoor Air * Child Support Services Staff Share Sustainability Stories Through Poetry * Solar Overlay Zone Spurs Investment in Renewables * Over 800 Households Sign Up for Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge * Business FLEXmarket Launched by BayREN * BayREN Spanish Language Induction Cooking Webinar * Register for 511 Contra Costa's Winter Walk Challenge
SunShares Solar + Storage * New County Satellite Administration Building Pursues Zero Waste Certification * G3 (Green Government Group) Champions Create a Water Wise Workplace * Join the Cleaner Contra Costa Fall Challenge - Now through November 30, 2022 * Increased Rebate for Induction Cooktops
Welcome Back * Project Spotlight: Lower Walnut Creek Restoration Project * Workplace Sustainability: The G3 Champion Program * Contra Costa County Library of Things * Healthy Lands, Healthy People * BayREN Update: New Outreach Strategy Hits the Ground!
Welcome Back * County Adopts New Building Electrification Reach Code * Green Government Group Champions Program Launch * Water Sustainability in the County * Free Home Energy & Water Efficiency Kits * Climate Action Plan Update
Welcome Back * Department Spotlight: Health Services * BayREN Home Upgrade Energy Efficiency Workshops * Interdepartmental Climate Action Task Force * Greenspace and Health: What's the connection?
Welcome to the Newsletter * Free Energy and Water Efficiency Kits * Sustainability Tip: Layering Rebates * BayREN Business is Open for Business * Topics to Track: Active Transportation * North Richmond Non-Profit Awarded Community Compost Grant * County Building Spotlight
Welcome Back * Who is the Sustainability Commission? * Sustainability Tip: Sign up for MCE * Interim Climate Action Plan Work Plan * County Awarded Grant from California Strategic Growth Council * Interdepartmental Climate Action Task Force First Report to the Board * Department Spotlight
Introduction to Sustainability * Climate Emergency Resolution * How energy efficient is your home? * Contra Costa Asthma Initiative * Community & Environment * Department Spotlight