Encinitas wins clean energy award

The city of Encinitas has been honored by the Climate Action Campaign with the Agents of Change Award.

The Climate Action Campaign is a San Diego-based organization with the simple mission of stopping climate change through policy action.

The award, presented April 12 at the NightCAP Annual Awards Celebration event, honors public institutions that move toward 100% clean energy. The city of Encinitas earned the distinction for leading the exploration of a possible joint Community Choice Energy program across North County cities.

Forming a Community Choice Energy program could offer residents and businesses a choice in their energy supply for cleaner and renewable sources of electricity.

“Our community values include being good stewards of the environment,” said Crystal Najera, the city’s Climate Action Program Administrator. “We’re committed to creating opportunities for our residents and business owners to provide their input on how they’d like to see the city move toward sustainable energy. We did just that through the exploration of Community Choice Energy over the past year and through our current efforts to update the City’s Climate Action Plan.”

Jim Wang, an Environmental Commissioner for Encinitas, was also honored with the Unsung Hero award. The Climate Action Campaign awarded Wang for being a champion of bold climate action and persistently pushing forward the Community Choice Energy and Climate Action Plan efforts in Encinitas through his role on the Encinitas Environmental Commission.

For more information on the city of Encinitas environmental efforts, visit the Climate Action web page at www.encinitasca.gov/climate.


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