On April 18, 2017, City Council took their first step towards implementation of its new Vision of “We will reflect the National Treasure in which we live” by adopting a resolution to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2032. South Lake Tahoe is the 26th City in the United States to commit to transitioning to 100 percent renewal energy, citywide.
By establishing a goal to achieve Renewable Energy and Carbon Emissions Reduction, the City will strive toward 100% Renewable Electricity and reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2032. The City will also endeavor to adopt policies to encourage 100% renewable energy for municipal operations by 2032, including 50% municipal renewable energy by 2025; the City will conduct thorough cost analysis of adoption of these goals by the end of 2018 and determine a funding source for the efforts. Publication of the City's efforts will be included the City's annual performance reports to the public.
Other efforts include:
- Polystyrene Regulation Ordinance adopted April 3, 2018
- Plastic Bag Ban
- Sustainable Business Initiates
- Zero Waste
- Local Gardening