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.
In 2018, the City of Dublin achieved a sustainability score of A- from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), making the City a leader in environmental stewardship! This score indicates that Dublin has set ambitious but realistic climate goals and has made progress towards achieving those goals. Cities in CDP’s leadership category have strategic, holistic plans in place to ensure the actions they are taking will reduce climate impacts and vulnerabilities of the citizens, businesses, and organizations residing in their city.
The City of Dublin has opted all of its municipal buildings up to Brilliant 100. Brilliant 100 is comprised of at least 40% renewable energy and an additional 60% carbon-free energy, meaning that the City will be relying on 100% carbon-free energy from now on. Visit https://ebce.org/ to opt up your home or business and bring Dublin closer to reaching its sustainability goals.
Come speak to a EBCE representative at the Dublin Library on Tuesday, November 27 from 11:30AM-4:00PM to learn more about the program.
The City of Dublin has installed new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at two City facilities, Shannon Community Center (11600 Shannon Avenue) and Fallon Sports Park (lower level, Central Parkway at Fallon Road). These stations are in addition to the charging stations already in place at the Dublin Library (200 Civic Plaza). The charging station at Fallon Sports Park can accommodate three cars at one time, while the new station at Shannon Community Center can accommodate two cars at once. The cost for charging at any of the stations is $0.28 per kWh.
These additional EV charging stations were funded in part by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District as part of their Charge! Program.
Since our 3 EV charging stations were installed at the library in March 2012, public usage has resulted in the following: