The Contra Costa County Climate Leaders (4CL) program is a network assisting the county and its 19 cities to inform, support and encourage the measurement and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Through education and sharing of best practices we will ensure sustainable, healthy and livable cities.

Oakley

Oakley Accomplishments

General Plan Update

  • The General Plan was last updated in 2010 and contains elements on open space preservation, energy efficient housing, reducing waste and making the city more accessible to public transit.

Climate Action Planning

  • Joined ICLEI‘s Cities for Climate Protection Campaign.
  • Their Downtown Specific Plan Environmental Impact review contains an element on Climate impacts of the plan and their mitigation.
  • Completed community wide and local government Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories in 2010 and updated it in 2013.

Energy

Waste Reduction

Water Conservation

  • Oakley uses mulching lawnmowers and water efficient landscaping practices in parks.
  • Offers residents methods of water conservation.
  • Oakley works with other regulatory agencies to control sources of pollution from entering water sources.
  • Oakley is installing energy efficiency components in irrigation systems to reduce water usage.
  • Oakley’s Plaza fountain recycles water and has an automatic flow and shut off that kicks in during period of high wind to avoid loss of water.

Transportation

Open Space

Community Support

City of Oakley Website

Last updated June 2014