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  • Welcome to our 3rd Workshop in preparation of the Antioch Climate Action Plan. Today we will be building on the ideas that have been generated in the first two workshops with group discussions and planning exercises. Our ultimate goal is to refine the more than 50 proposed initiatives into strategies that are relevant to Antioch and identify how valuable each these strategies are to the community.
  • First we will have a brief presentation on the Climate Action Planning process and bring everyone up to date on where we are in that process. Then, we will work collaboratively to discuss the proposed strategies and how they could be improved. That will take us to about 8pm when we will have a 15 minute break. At about 8:15 we will reconvene and work together as a large group to begin mapping an implementation plan for the strategies. That will take us to 9pm.
  • Here is our climate action planning process, it all depends on the community, you are the underlying support for this process. Without your ideas it will not be a success. Our primary focus for the first two workshops was to introduce the climate planning process and begin brainstorming ideas for greenhouse gas reductions. At today’s workshop we will hone in on specific strategies and prioritize what makes the most sense for Antioch. Then working with the city of Antioch our student team will be drafting the action plan that will be introduced at workshop 4 for your feedback as a community. Then the plan will be updated and sent to the city council for adoption and implementation in the community.
  • Climate Action Plans are non-binding strategic planning documents that outline steps a city can take to reduce its contribution to climate change.
  • These steps are cost effective strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that have other local benefits. Strategies can include policy recommendations, local programs, community based initiatives, non-profit support, partnerships, special events, education campaigns, economic incentives, loan programs, etc. Lighting Retrofit project: Annual cost savings for taxpayers = $500,000 Annual GHG emission savings = 1,800 tons CO 2 eq Payback Rate = 10 years
  • Many other cities in the Bay Area are creating and implementing CAPs right now. Antioch needs a CAP too!
  • Why? Because... Antioch could benefit economically and socially through greenhouse gas reduction strategies. AB 32 the Global Warming Solutions Act requires greenhouse gas reductions. State and federal grant money becomes available after cities complete a CAP. Climate change is a serious threat to our quality of life. People and ecosystems around the world are threatened, including right here.
  • Even if people doubt how serious a threat climate change is, there are still numerous benefits to the types of initiatives that are being proposed in CAPs. For all of these reasons, Antioch city council has committed to GHG reductions.
  •  2009, the City Council of Antioch unanimously approved adopting GHG reduction targets of 25% below their baseline year by 2020 and 80% by 2050. That equals a total reduction of 75,294 Metric Tons of CO2 Eq • We need to create a strong Climate Action Plan to meet these reduction goals.
  •  • A carbon footprint is a greenhouse gas emissions inventory that quantifies all of the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions in a given area or enterprise.
  • This pie chart shows Antioch’s emissions footprint and this helps us understand what to target with our strategies to get the biggest bang for our buck.
  •  ’
  • ’ 
  • ’ 
  • ’
  • • This graph shows our 2005 GHG emissions by major sectors in blue alongside projected 2020 emissions in red if we continue on our present course. This is the Business as Usual scenario, so called BAU. This is a 23% overall increase between the baseline year and 2020. • If we meet our targeted reductions for 2020 our emissions will be at the level of the green bars.
  • When we look at Antioch’s GHG footprint in the context of the local community we can find opportunities for taking action on climate change that will be mutually beneficial for many people.
  • Because CAPs need to be created based on a cities unique characteristics we need direct feedback from the community to make it successful. We are not the experts; we need you to be our experts because you know Antioch far better than we ever could.
  • We set out to do this by holding a series of community workshops. The first was at Prewett Park, the 2nd at Antioch High School. We also held small brainstorming sessions at the Keep Antioch Beautiful Earth Day event and the Kaiser Earth Day fair.
  • At the previous workshops community members learned about Antioch's GHG footprint then brainstormed ideas through a unique process called “Conversation Mapping”.
  • Conversation mapping allows us record a lot of ideas in a short amount of time. The maps become detailed pictures that describe many diverse perspectives of an idea or issue.
  • We then worked collaboratively to find patterns in the conversation maps that could be the basis for GHG reduction strategies.
  • The reduction strategies were rewritten on large sheets of paper. Each described what the strategy was, how it worked, and why it would be valuable to the community.
  • After the strategies were complete, we posted them all the wall and explained them to the group.
  • We developed more than 70 sustainability and GHG reduction strategies from the work completed at the first two workshops. Now we need to take those ideas, refine them with more input and prioritize their value.
  • Now it is time for our first activity. We will be giving everyone an opportunity to look at the strategies that came out of the first 2 workshops and give feedback on each of the ideas to help us improve them.
  • We have more than 50 strategies that loosely fall into four different areas.
  • We need feedback that will help ensure that the strategies: Meet the GHG reduction targets. Have broad community support and address the concerns of the community. Are realistic considering our limited resources and time.
  • For this activity, each table will become a station for one of the four strategy areas. Each strategy pertaining to that area will be on display at that station. We will divide ourselves up evenly between the tables and take some time to read through the strategies on display. A GMBA student at each station has a feedback card for each strategy that include three questions. We want to know what is good about the currently proposed strategies, how you think they could be improved, and how we could make them more relevant to Antioch. Any comments you have will help us refine the strategies for the plan. In addition, we would like you to vote for the strategies that you believe will be the most valuable to the community. You have 5 dots at each station to distribute to the strategies you feel are most valuable. You may distribute votes any way you like but you only get 5 at each station so use them wisely.
  • We need feedback that will help ensure that the strategies: Meet the GHG reduction targets. Have broad community support and address the concerns of the community. Are realistic considering our limited resources and time.
  • Let’s begin! Please choose a table, read through the strategies, and start filling out comment sheets. Don’t forget to vote for the most valuable strategies at each station. If you have any questions, please ask a GreenMBA student at the station. After you have commented on each idea at a station, move to the next.
  • It is time for a 15 minute break. We will have pizza.
  • It is now time for our second activity. Implementation Planning.
  • We have a lot of great ideas, but limited time and resources. We need to prioritize strategies based on the investment needed, how quickly we can accomplish them, and how valuable they are to the community.
  • During the 1st activity we voted for the strategies we thought were most important. Now we need to rate them based on the investment of resources necessary to accomplish them and the timeframe for their implementation.
  • We have 3 ratings for resource availability. For a given strategy, if we already have the resources available to us to accomplish it, we would rate it a 1. If we can get the necessary resources from a partner or within our network, we would rate it a 2. If we don’t have the resources and will need to develop them on our own or by establishing a new partnership, we would rate it a 3.
  • We also have 3 ratings for the timeframe for implementation. Those ideas that can be implemented immediately would be rated a 1. Strategies that will take 1-3 years to implement should be rated a 2. Strategies that would take 4 years or longer to implement should be rated a 3.
  • After you have rated the strategy, you will place it on the matrix we have displayed on the wall. You will plot the strategy based on the two factors you rated it on. Stick each strategy to the matrix. This will help us build an implementation plan based on our available resources and the timeframe necessary for implementing ideas. It will also reveal which strategies could support the completion of others over the course of time.
  • Let’s begin! Please work with a partner to rate each strategy. Look to the matrix for reminders on the rating scale. As you are placing strategies ask yourself a few questions: Can we see any links between the strategies?Are there any strategies that seem more valuable when grouped with other ideas?Are there any other strategies which could help link what we have already identified?
  • Hooray! The completed matrix gives us a framework for designing an implementation plan that priortizes the strategies based on their value, timeframe, and resources for implementation. That brings us to the completion of WOrkshop 3! We now have a wealth of feedback on the chosen strategies which will help us create the draft Climate Action Plan. At our 4th and final workshop on June 3rd we will be presenting the draft plan for a final round of feedback. After updating the plan we will be presenting it to the City Council for adoption in late June.
  • We are grateful for your input and your ideas will be directly used in creation of the Climate Action Plan. We can’t do it without you! Thank you so much for you time, energy and great ideas! Please come to Workshop 4 to see the draft plan.
  • (Comes up blank…) Before we leave, I just wanted to take you back to where we were imagining into at the start of this session. I hope everyone has seen that this workshop was the first step in realizing our vision for a vibrant and thriving Antioch. We have really enjoyed working with you today and hope to work with you in the future. Please tell others about the workshop coming up on March 30 th and the third workshop for strategizing on April 29 th (CLICK for the thank you.) Please contact us if more ideas come to you. You might leave here and think of things that you weren’t able to express here, don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know your thoughts and ideas. Remember we need your input and feedback as much as possible. Thank you again, take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
  • Antioch workshopslideshow

    1. 1. ANTIOCH Climate Action Climate Action Planning Workshop 3 May 6, 2010
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda 6:30 PM Welcome & Overview 6:40 PM Recap: Antioch Climate Action Planning 7:00 PM Activity: Action Plan Strategy Feedback 8:00 PM Break 8:15 AM Activity: Implementation Planning 9:00 PM Next Steps & Closing
    3. 3. Draft Plan Feedback Strategizing Brainstorming Workshop 4 June 3rd Community Ideas Workshop 2 March 30th Workshop 1 March 20th Final Climate Action Plan Draft Action Plan Update Plan Workshop 3 May 6th Implementation City Council Adoption Climate Action Planning Process
    4. 4. What is a Climate Action Plan? A Climate Action Plan (CAP) outlines steps a city can take to reduce its contribution to climate change.
    5. 5. What is in a Climate Action Plan? Cost effective strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that benefit the local economy and community well being. Antioch Lighting Retrofit
    6. 6. Which local cities are creating Climate Action Plans? Richmond Pittsburg Walnut Creek Pleasanton Benicia Martinez San Rafael San Francisco Berkeley Rohnert Park Hayward
    7. 7. Why Does Antioch Need a CAP? <ul><li>Economic and social benefits </li></ul><ul><li>State legislation requires greenhouse gas reductions </li></ul><ul><li>State & Federal grant money </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change is a serious threat to people and ecosystems </li></ul>
    8. 8. Why Does Antioch Need a CAP?
    9. 9. The City of Antioch has set a target of reducing community-wide greenhouse gas emissions to 25% below its baseline by the year 2020 and 80% by 2050. Total Reduction Needed by 2020 = 75,295 Metric Tons of CO 2 e Antioch GHG Reductions We need a Climate Action Plan!
    10. 10. Greenhouse gas reduction strategies are developed based on the emission footprint of a city. How do we create Antioch’s Climate Action Plan?
    11. 11. Antioch GHG Footprint
    12. 12. <ul><li>Transportation = 40% of Antioch GHG </li></ul><ul><li>Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Commute to work Commute to school </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity to goods and services </li></ul>Antioch Transportation GHG Footprint
    13. 13. Antioch Residential GHG Footprint <ul><li>Residential = 23% of Antioch GHG Footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Home heating </li></ul><ul><li>Home cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity use </li></ul>
    14. 14. Antioch Commercial GHG Footprint Commercial = 21% of Antioch GHG Footprint • Heating & Cooling • Electricity & Water • Refrigerants Industrial = 5% of Antioch GHG Footprint Heating & • Cooling Electricity & Water • Refrigerants • Chemical processes
    15. 15. Waste = 11% of Antioch GHG Footprint • Trash • Recycling • Compost Antioch Waste GHG Footprint
    16. 16. GHG Footprint Projections
    17. 17. Unique characteristics of a city’s economy, resource base, and political structure provide different opportunities for dealing with climate change. How do we create Antioch’s Climate Action Plan?
    18. 18. The best CAPs are designed with input from many different people who live, work and play in the area. How do we create Antioch’s Climate Action Plan?
    19. 19. Workshops 1 & 2
    20. 32. Step 1 Antioch Climate Action Plan Workshop 3 May 6th Strategizing Step 1: Strategy Feedback Step 1 Strategy Refinement Step 2 Implementation Planning
    21. 33. Step 1: Strategy Refinement 4 Strategy Areas: • Green Building & Operations • Transportation & Land Use • Community Life • Business & Economy
    22. 34. Need to ensure strategies: • Achieve GHG emission reduction targets • Have broad community support • Address the concerns of the local community • Are achievable with limited time and resources Step 1: Strategy Refinement
    23. 35. 5 4 3 2 1 8 7 6 Transportation & Land Use Strategy # 7 What : Reduce vehicle miles traveled. How : Build bike paths to connect more of the city. Why : Streets are too dangerous for bike riding. Vote : Is this strategy valuable to the community? Feedback on Strategy # 1. What do you like about this strategy? 2. How could it be improved? 3. How could it be more relevant to Antioch? Step 1: Strategy Refinement
    24. 36. How to define value: • Effective GHG reductions • Appropriate for Antioch’s local economy, citizens and infrastructure • Is realistic with limited time and resources • Will support other initiatives Step 1: Strategy Refinement
    25. 37. Instructions 1. Choose a table 2. Listen to the strategies 3. Provide comments, suggest improvements and alternatives 4. Vote for strategies that are most valuable to the community 5. Move to next table and repeat Step 1: Strategy Refinement
    26. 38. Break
    27. 39. Step 2 Step 1 Antioch Climate Action Plan Workshop 3 May 6th Strategizing Step 2: Implementation Planning Step 2 Implementation Planning Strategy Refinement
    28. 40. Step 2: Implementation Planning Many great ideas. But limited time and resources. We need to prioritize the strategies that help us reach our GHG reduction goals and have the most value for the community.
    29. 41. Rate each strategy based on two factors: Resources Available Timeframe for Implementation Step 2: Implementation Planning
    30. 42. Resources Available - We have the resources already - We can get the resources nearby or from a partner - We need to develop the resources 1 2 3
    31. 43. Timeframe for Implementation <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- We can do this right now </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- We can do this in 1-3 years </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- We can do this in 4 years or longer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>1 2 3
    32. 44. Step 2: Implementation Planning Have The Resources Can Get The Resources Need To Develop Resources Right Now 1-3 Years 4 Years or Longer Timeframe for Implementation Resources Available 7 16 9 27 3 17 13 10 2 4 5 36 32 14 1 31 13 19 8 38 22 40 1 2 3 1 2 3
    33. 45. Instructions 1. Find a partner 2. Choose any strategy 3. Rate it on two factors: - Timeframe for Implementation - Resources Available 4. Place the strategy on the matrix 5. Repeat until all have been placed Step 2: Implementation Planning
    34. 46. Draft Plan Feedback Strategizing Brainstorming Workshop 4 June 3rd Community Ideas Workshop 2 March 30th Workshop 1 March 20th Final Climate Action Plan Draft Action Plan Update Plan Workshop 3 May 6th Implementation City Council Adoption Climate Action Planning Process
    35. 47. Next Steps: Workshop 4 Presentation of the Draft Climate Action Plan Please fill out provided feedback forms. Date : Thursday, June 3rd Time : 6:30pm-9:30pm Location : TBD More Info:
    36. 48. Thank You! Contact Us: [email_address] (925) 779-6137 ext 3