Mayor Catherine Blakespear accepted an honorable mention award on behalf of the City of Encinitas in the small city category at the 2018 U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston, MA in June. The award program recognizes mayors for their outstanding and innovative practices that increase energy efficiency, expand renewable energy, and reduce carbon emissions.

Encinitas was recognized for its updated Climate Action Plan (CAP), the city’s roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The CAP has set ambitious goals for the city to reduce emissions by 13% below 2012 levels by 2020 and by 41% below 2012 levels by 2030. Strategies include increasing renewable energy, reducing off-road equipment, implementing zero waste efforts, carbon sequestration, and increasing building, water, and transportation efficiency. Learn more about the plan at