City Council unanimously adopted a Adopted Climate Action Plan on May 8, 2013. The CAP contains programs that, when implemented, will meet Colma's ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the community and Town operations by 15% below its 2005 emissions by 2020.
Colma's unqiue mix of many businesses and fewer residents means sustainability programs will focus on comprehensive energy efficiency, free energy audits, water conservation programs and new green building standards for Colma businesses. Residents will also receive free energy audits, water conservation kits and other information to increase water reduction and recycling. Staff has a special focus on providing easy to implement programs for residents and businesses that can reduce costs.