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Emerald California

The California Sustainability Alliance is the lead implementer for the California Department of Conservation’s Emerald California pilot program. Emerald California is designed to help local governments adopt ‘reach goals’ that go beyond simply complying with State environmental mandates and implement sustainability programs that support California’s environmental priorities. Currently in the pilot phase, the Alliance is providing the City of Riverside with access to technical and advisory assistance from state agencies to support the City’s sustainability initiatives and programs.

Mayor of Riverside with Department of Conservation Director Bridgett Luther
Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge with Department of Conservation Director Bridgett Luther

Local governments participating in this pilot agree to the following commitments:

  1. Adopt a resolution committing to help achieve the following California state environmental targets:
    • Improve air q