- 2015 Community Goal Setting
- Analysis of 2010 Goal Achievement
- 2010 Community Goal Setting
- 2005 Community Goal Setting and Analysis
- 2008 Environmental Collaboration Summit
- 2006 Environmental Collaboration Summit
- Community Assessment Project
- United Way of Santa Cruz
2015 Community Goal Setting
CAP Natural Environment Goal Setting 2010-2015
Ecology Action again led the effort to set goals for 2010-2015 in the area of Natural Environment for the Community Assessment Project. To develop the list of goal options this year, Ecology Action presented the short list of 13 goals from the 2005-2010 goal setting process and surveyed local environmental organizations and agencies to get feedback on language changes and deleting or adding goals. Some language changes and deletions were made to the short list of goals and two new goals were added, generally one on Green Jobs and one on Climate Change.
The Votes Are In!
Community Sets Natural Environment Goals for 2015
The results are in! During Spring and Summer 2010 Ecology Action engaged the community at farmer’s markets, libraries, City halls, Earth Day, Dia de Los Ninos, and special events from the upper watersheds of north Santa Cruz County to the wetlands in the south. Over 2,500 residents weighed in on what the Community Assessment Project (CAP) should prioritize as its goals for the Natural Environment for our County. The top goals to guide us to 2015 are:
1) Reduce Water Pollution: Health of rivers and ocean is improved by reducing erosion, chemical and biological pollution, and improving riparian corridors.
2) Develop Local Sustainable Food System: All community members have access to affordable locally grown food produced in a sustainable manner that preserved farmland fertility.
3) Support Clean/Alternative Energy: Use of clean alternative energy and sustainable fuels are increased through increased financial incentives and reduced policy barriers.
As the leader of the CAP, United Way requested organizations to serve as Champions for each of the goals elected in all community areas. For the Natural Environment the Champions are:
1) Reduce Water Pollution: Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County and Ecology Action, Pollution Prevention Group
2) Develop Local Sustainable Food System: No Champion yet! Contact Kirsten Liske at Ecology Action for more information.
3) Support Clean/Alternative Energy: Ecology Action, Climate Group
Phone: 831.426.5925 ext. 123