407 US Mayors representing 70 million Americans signed the Paris Climate Agreement, including the Mayor of Dublin, David Haubert! This means that we agree to adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement. The City will continue to work towards our current climate goals and push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target. Dublin is leading the way, along with hundreds of other U.S. Mayors to cut greenhouse gas emissions and increase efforts to create a clean energy economy. Learn more at http://climatemayors.org/.
On Sunday, May 5, the City partnered with StopWaste and Zone 7 Water Agency to host a Lawn to Garden Party at a Dublin resident’s home. Roughly 30 people came out to participate in the conversion of a lawn into a Bay-Friendly garden through sheet mulching StopWaste provided educational talks about the sheet mulching process, benefits of using compost and Bay-Friendly plants, and irrigation information. Those who attended left with the knowledge and skills to convert their own lawn!
On Saturday, May 4, the City worked with StopWaste to host an Energy Fair at the Dublin Library. In total, we had an all-time high of 89 people in attendance! East Bay Community Energy gave a presentation and tabled at the event and a StopWaste representative spoke about energy efficiency programs sponsored by the Bay Area Regional Energy Network. Participants had the opportunity to speak to representatives from Home Energy Upgrade, Rising Sun, and Build It Green, as well.