Consistent with AB 32, the Urban Greening Program will fund projects that reduce greenhouse gases by sequestering carbon, decreasing energy consumption and reducing vehicle miles traveled, while also transforming the built environment into places that are more sustainable, enjoyable, and effective in creating healthy and vibrant communities. These projects will establish and enhance parks and open space, using natural solutions to improving air and water quality and reducing energy consumption, and creating more walkable and bike-able trails.
Projects must include at least one of the following project activities:
• Sequester and store carbon by planting trees
• Reduce building energy use by strategically planting trees to shade buildings
• Reduce commute vehicle miles traveled by constructing bicycle paths, bicycle lanes or
pedestrian facilities that provide safe routes for travel between residences, workplaces,
commercial centers, and schools.