Green for Life in the Coachella Valley – Blythe, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage and the Agua Caliente Tribe of Indians

In 2014, EcoMotion completed an 18-month, comprehensive climate action planning process for seven of its member jurisdictions within the Coachella Valley. For the cities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, our team prepared detailed greenhouse gas inventories. We then worked with city/tribal leaders and community members to present customized mitigation strategies. The planning process involved research and outreach to hundreds of organizations and local government employees and leaders. Ultimately, the inventories that clearly laid out each jurisdiction’s CO2e emissions, and their plans which provided roadmaps to achieve 1990 CO2e levels, were adopted by their respective councils.

Concurrently, EcoMotion completed seven Energy Action Plans (EAPs) for these cities. The plans present detailed information on energy usage and energy costs within each City. They also present the results of walk-through energy assessments of each municipal building performed by EcoMotion experts – including police and fire stations – with prioritized retrofit opportunities. The EAPs cover electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel use.