|Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP)|
The City of Long Beach is developing its first-ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and we want you to be a part of the process. The CAAP will help to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, prepare the community for the impacts of climate change, improve the quality of life, and enhance economic vitality in Long Beach. Long Beach strives to be a more sustainable and resilient city in the face of climate change impacts such as air pollution, extreme heat, drought, coastal storm surge, and sea level rise. View the CAAP Video and get involved now!
The CAAP will provide a framework for creating or updating policies, programs, practices, and incentives for Long Beach residents and businesses to reduce the City's GHG footprint, and ensure the community and physical assets are better protected from the impacts of climate change. Engaging those who live, work, and play in Long Beach is essential to creating an effective and successful CAAP. Residents, business owners, students, and other community stakeholders are encouraged to get involved by providing input and sharing ideas, priorities, and solutions to help establish and achieve the City's climate goals.
We want to hear from you. Take the CAAP survey to provide your opinions, experiences, and priorities as we work together to develop an actionable and meaningful CAAP for Long Beach. View the CAAP Video and get involved now!
You can also fill out an e-comment card to share your thoughts.
View our upcoming events list for opportunities to learn more, provide your input or speak with a staff member.
AOC 7 Neighborhood Tree Planting
Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
New Life Church Parking Lot, 1800 E. Anaheim St.
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27 | 10 a.m. - Noon
California State University, Long Beach
1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.
Green Prize Festival
Saturday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.
Staff hosted CAAP outreach booths at various community events including:
- 6th District Night at the Aquarium of the Pacific on 9/6/18,
- The inaugural Ranchos Walk Festival, which took place at Rancho Los Cerritos on 9/18/18,
- Latinos in Action Resource Fair at Peace Park and Ready Long Beach at California State University, Long Beach on 9/15/18,
- Welcoming Week at the YMCA of Greater Long Beach on 9/22/18,
- UAIZ Info Session at Michelle Obama Library on 9/25/18.
As a way to celebrate and kickoff the school year, staff collaborated with the Safe Communities workgroup of Safe Long Beach on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 to activate 14th St. Park for the day to provide free resources, games and activities, food, backpack giveaways and information for families attending Washington Middle School's sixth grade orientation. At the event, staff engaged with over 60 residents so that they could share their ideas for creating an actionable and meaningful CAAP and also provided sustainability-related resources from City partners including the Office of Sustainability and Energy Resources.
Earlier in the month, staff hosted CAAP outreach booths at:
- The "Go Green to Save Green" event organized by the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP), which took place at the Growing Experience on 8/4/18,
- Celebrate the Eight(ies) concert at Bixby Knolls Park on 8/11/18,
- At El Dorado Nature Center on 8/16/18.
The City hosted the first-ever CAAP Open House and Sustainability Resource Fair on June 2, 2018, at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Over 100 residents of all ages from all over the City participated in the workshop. Attendees got to view maps depicting climate change impacts to Long Beach, provided feedback through a variety of interactive activates, and enjoyed the Sustainability Resource Fair with over 15 participating booths including free dental and health screenings, options for lowering utility bills, and tours of the Long Beach Peace Garden.
Subscribe to LinkLB Development Services - Initiatives and Programs to learn more about the City's CAAP, and receive information about upcoming community meetings and events. "Like" the Development Services Facebook page, and "follow" us on Twitter, and get involved in the CAAP discussion using #CAAPLB.