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City of San Diego unveils climate action activity book for children

Starting Wednesday, the 20-page activity book will be available at 24 San Diego Public Library book pickup locations and for download on the City’s website.
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The City of San Diego unveiled a new climate-focused activity book for youth Wednesday, hoping to inspire creativity and teach kids about the environment.

“For San Diegans, protecting and preserving our environment is a way of life and it's key for the next generation to learn how they can do their part to help create a cleaner, greener city,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer. 

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 20-page activity book will be available at 24 San Diego Public Library book pickup locations and is available for download in English and Spanish on the City’s website

Earlier this year, the City's Sustainability Department launched Our Climate, Our Future, an expanded vision for climate action in San Diego. When the City’s landmark Climate Action Plan was adopted in 2015, it included a commitment to update the plan in 2020.

“We hope this activity book reaches people across the city and helps them connect with our local efforts to combat the global threat of climate change,”  said Chief Sustainability Officer Cody Hooven. 

Residents can share their viewpoints through a public survey available online at SDClimateSurvey.org

The Climate Action Plan calls for the City to cut half of all greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. An annual report conducted last year found San Diego had slashed greenhouse gas emissions by 24% over the previous decade, far surpassing the goal for 2020 of 15%. 

Learn more by visiting sandiego.gov/sustainability