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Santa Barbara County Receives Three Big Awards

Santa Barbara County received three Beacon Spotlight Awards last month from the Institute of Local Government and the California State Association of Counties.

The awards recognizes the County’s leadership in addressing climate change through its programs by Public Works, Planning and Development, Community Services, Human Resources, General Services, and Agriculture & Cooperative Extension departments.

“It’s a great honor and accomplishment for Santa Barbara County to receive…recognition of the substantive steps and measures it has implemented to promote sustainability, resiliency, and to address the impacts of climate change,” stated First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal.

Supervisor Carbajal accepted the following awards on behalf of the County:

Silver Level for Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions for lowering County Facility greenhouse gas emissions by 5.8% since 2008.
Silver Level for Agency Energy Savings for reducing County facility energy use by 8.6% since 2008.
Platinum Level for the Beacon Spotlight Award for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving energy, adopting policies and programs to address climate change, and promoting sustainability.

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