About the Marin Countywide Plan
The 2007 Countywide Plan (CWP) integrates sustainability principles, addresses climate change, and links equity, economy, and the environment in its policies and programs. The CWP reflects Marin's environmental sensibility including the benefits of providing more affordable housing near public transportation and jobs. The CWP recognizes that Marin cannot just build its way out of fossil-fuel addiction and must also retrofit existing buildings and increase the use of fuel-efficient transportation to realize a significant energy reduction. The CWP calls for environmentally friendly building techniques and energy-efficiency standards in excess of state requirements. Other innovations include the goal of reducing our ecological footprint to Western European levels, and using benchmarks to track our progress in implementing the plan.