PIONEERING A CLIMATE-FRIENDLY FUTURE in the Mono Basin
Mono County adopted a Resource Efficiency plan in 2014,
with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the county.
The Mono Basin could be the first Eastern Sierra community to
become “climate-friendly” by working together to reach these goals.
MONO COUNTY’S RESOURCE EFFICIENCY GOALS
*Energy Conservation * Water Conservation * Renewable Energy Transition * Local Food Production *More public transportation * Bike and foot trails * More recycling and waste reduction
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals: 10% below 2005 and 20% below 2010 levels by 2020.
What are the benefits?
* SAVE MONEY!
Access to incentives for solar panel installation, low-flush toilets, LED bulbs, home insulation
Energy and water efficiency saves $$
* GOOD FOR BUSINESS!
Energy and water efficiency costs less. International visitors want to support sustainable businesses
Buying locally is energy efficient and keeps $$ in our local economy.
* GOOD FOR OUR SNOW!
Preserve our snow-based economy and water supply.
* GOOD FOR MONO LAKE !
Snowfall is necessary to maintain the lake level.
* GOOD FOR OUR FUTURE!
Working together to reduce our carbon footprint lessens the likelihood of continued drought, tree die-offs and catastrophic wildfires.
YOUR PART TO PLAY: this effort is completely voluntary
Simple steps in your daily life: Planting a garden, combining long-distance errands, using a clothesline on a nice day, carpooling with a friend, recycling and re-using.
Being water and energy efficient: Insulation, low-flush toilets, LED lights, drip irrigation, rainwater barrels: efficiency saves you $$.
Think about solar: Panels are much more affordable now, and leasing opportunities require no up-front investment. Solar usually pays for itself with reduced energy bills within 5 years.
Every Journey Begins with a Single Step