Environmental Health

A clean san diego for all

“America’s Finest City” enjoys one of the best climates in the country. But it also needs to develop into a region that adapts to growth in an equitable way. Cities can do their part to mitigate the effects of climate change while addressing long-term solutions around renewable energy, transit, waste and other options. Good business means making sure our customers are healthy and our employees can keep living in San Diego

Priority areas for the organization include:

  • Publishing and updating an online resource for businesses on the EPS/Styrofoam ban and single-use plastics ordinance
  • Ensuring the County’s Climate Action Plan gets updated with better binding goals that don’t rely on carbon-offsets
  • Supporting the city of San Diego’s rollout of the community choice energy program
  • Finding a solution to the devastating spill of sewage, chemical waste and plastic pollution into the Tijuana River
  • Updating SANDAG’s Regional Transportation Plan with a strong commitment to transit-oriented housing development strategies
  • Developing a regional waste management plan that will eventually give San Diego a composting facility