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WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY 

In 2023, the County of Orange initiated the recruitment of its first Sustainability Officer to lead the County’s efforts on environmental conservation and sustainability. The Sustainability Officer (see bio below) joined in February 2024 to lead the County’s first Preliminary Climate Action Plan (CAP). The Preliminary CAP applies to County municipalities and unincorporated communities. The document establishes sustainable priorities to reduce the County’s carbon footprint along with setting policies and goals for waste and recycling management, natural resources, environmental justice, and resilience. The Office of Sustainability is also spearheading grant funding opportunities, tracking legislation, and forming partnerships with our cities, residents, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to work together to fight global warming! 

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Meet Sustainability Officer, Tara Tisopulos

The target sectors below represent the foundation of the Climate Action Plan (CAP). The County chose each sector based on factors including but not limited to the following: contribution to reducing climate change, co-benefits potential, potential grant opportunities or other funding sources, alignment with the County’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP), and jurisdictional authority. The action items will be refined and may change after public input and after completion of the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for the County. The CAP is in its preliminary state and will undergo a more comprehensive analysis in Fall 2024 that includes refinement of all measures, target-setting based on the GHG inventory, and a complete California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) analysis. 

SUSTAINABILITY SECTORS

  • Energy 
  • Mobility
  • Resource Recovery and Waste 
  • Environmental Justice
  • Natural Resources
  • Resilience 
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PUBLIC FORUM MEETINGS

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  • June 17, Los Olivos Community Center, 101 Alfonso, Irvine, 6 p.m. (link to flyer)
  • June 18, OC Sailing and Events Center, Dana Point, 6 p.m. (link to flyer)
  • June 24, Brea Community Center, Brea, 5:30 p.m. (link to flyer)
  • June 25,  Irvine Heritage Park Library, Irvine, 6 p.m. (link to flyer)
  • June 26, County Administrative South Building, Santa Ana, 5: 30 p.m. (link to flyer)
  • June 27, Freedom Hall, Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley, 6:30 p.m. (link to flyer)