Target: Kevin Faulconer, San Diego Mayor
Goal: Praise the city of San Diego, California for committing to 100 percent clean renewable energy.
The city of San Diego, California has made a revolutionary commitment to renewable energy. Thanks to bipartisan support from the city’s mayor and city council, a new law now commits San Diego to sourcing 100 percent of its energy from clean renewable sources by 2035.
With a population of 1.3 million, San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States. It’s also the first major U.S. city to make such an impressive alternative energy commitment. San Diego will join the ranks of other, much smaller, cities such as Aspen, Colorado and Burlington, Vermont that have freed themselves from dirty fuels.
The impressive energy law is a part of San Diego’s new Climate Action Plan. The plan outlines steps that will bring the city towards 100 percent clean energy in the coming years, including harnessing wind and solar power. The plan also lays out an additional environmentally-friendly framework for the city, including investment in public transportation and prioritization of energy-efficient buildings. The plan is expected to create jobs and boost the local economy in addition to its obvious environmental benefits.
This unprecedented move is a tremendous victory for California and an inspiration for the entire country. San Diego’s bold commitment makes a statement that alternative energy can support a large, vibrant city. The changes occurring in the city will likely produce a ripple effect, encouraging other large cities to follow suite and create their own energy goals.
Now is the time to reinforce progressive action and show support for the city during its transition. Sign the petition below to thank the mayor of San Diego for his commitment to building a greener city.
Dear Mayor Faulconer,
I’m impressed and excited by San Diego’s new commitment to 100 percent renewable energy. By year 2035, San Diego will have joined the ranks of other green cities such as Burlington and Aspen. San Diego’s decision, however, is unprecedented; it’s the eighth largest city in the U.S. and the first major city to enact such an ambitious plan.
The Climate Action Plan is a tremendous step in the right direction. The changes it will bring are sure not only to benefit the environment and combat climate change, but enhance the lives of San Diego’s 1.3 million residents. New jobs, a stronger economy, and cleaner air are just some of the improvements the city is likely to see.
San Diego’s decision to ditch dirty fuels sets an example for the rest of the country. I have high hopes your commitment to fighting climate change will create a ripple effect, encouraging other iconic U.S. cities to create their own energy plans. Thank you for taking action and creating a clean energy future for San Diego.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Armin Kubelbeck