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Require commercial properties to benchmark their energy consumption annually and require energy audits every five year with implementation.

Require commercial properties to benchmark their energy consumption annually and require energy audits every five year with implementation.

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Yung commented on GHG>15%! Reduce Factory-Farm-Animals!

This is a great idea because in most climate action plan, the carbon emissions from eating animal products are not accounted because the data are not transparent from retailers 1) how far the meat come from, and 2) the embodied carbon of the piece of meat. While there are numerous of studies (study 1: http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a0701e/a0701e00.HTM
 , study 2: http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar5/wg3/ipcc_wg3_ar5_chapter11.pdf
) have shown the large impact of land use and waste production that lead to an enormous hidden carbon footprint because it's typically unaccounted for.

Therefore, I want to add some ideas for implementation from the above:
1) Provide incentive for all organic - vegan retailers / restaurants.
2) Adopt a strict farmer market inspection effort to ensure that consumers are not buying organic produce that were wholesale products mislabeled and manipulated by "local farmers" without legitimate farms.
3) Work with the school district and universities to offer vegetarian / vegan options in schools. For example, UC San Diego has a dedicated all-vegan dining hall on top of implementing meatless mondays into every other dining hall menus.

The vision is that consumables are accounted in the carbon discussion. The hope is that the City can implement policies in place to safeguard consumers from fraudulent suppliers who are taking advantage of green-washing and encouraging wider choice of plant-based diet that has the least amount of carbon impact. It's wrong that when people want to make the plant-based diet choice for lesser carbon impact, they're stuck with unhealthy options such as cheese pizza and fries or wilted Caesar salads that are known to have anchovies in the dressing, especially when growing children and teens lack the ability to find foods elsewhere when they are at school.

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Yung commented on Green Warriors in Training

I would recommend having a set curriculum for all the middle schoolers as part of a week-long participation where students can do activities and learn about carbon neutral future. Similar program can be referenced from Qualcom's Think-a-bit program and various K-12 programs from Outreach groups at Universities (Global Ties) and more.