Cooling Pasadena

The Cooling Pasadena project is one of several projects the City of Pasadena is working on to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This project specifically helps to implement measures that are identified in the Pasadena Climate Action Plan and General Plan, such as policies aimed at creating a more resilient and sustainable community.

Many places, including Pasadena, have seen changes in weather, with associated increases in droughts and intensified rainfall, as well as more frequent and severe heat waves. As the changes become more pronounced in the coming decades, they will most likely present local challenges to human health and welfare, the economy, and ecosystems. This project will focus on identifying strategies to cool Pasadena’s streets to reduce the risks of climate change and reduce greenhouse emissions.

The City of Pasadena’s Planning Department has partnered with Southern California Association of Governments, Alta, Day One, and the Pasadena Complete Street Coalition to prepare a toolkit based on information gathered on two specific areas: Lincoln and the Holly/Ramona Neighborhoods. This project was made possible by SCAG’s Sustainable Communities Program which supports local jurisdictions address climate change and reduce greenhouse emissions by providing technical assistance to prepare cooling strategies.

Join us and learn more about climate change, the heat island effect, and how to cool Pasadena!

Community Workshop #2
6/3/21 @ 4 PM: Discussion on Cooling Strategies

Spanish translation will be available. For more information you may reach us at info@ourpasadena.org or 626-744-6833. Sign up to stay connected.

In case you missed our first community event, which occurred on 2/25/21, you can view the recordings here.