Published on May 21st, 2014 | by Roy L Hales


Mapping Fremont’s Journey To Sustainability (Infographic)

May 21st, 2014 by  

Originally published on the ECOreport.

Mapping Fremont's Journey to Sustainability (Infogram)

Mapping Fremont’s Journey to Sustainability

Fremont, CA has been getting a lot of headlines lately. It has only been two months since it was revealed the little East Bay City issued more electric vehicle rebates than San Francisco! Fremont also attracts an unusually high number of cleantech and biotech firms. They have a payroll tax exemption offered by the City’s Clean Technology and Biotechnology Business Tax Exemption Ordinance. This is the home of Solaria corporation, Centrosolar AmericaPetersonDean, Tesla Motors, and many other well established corporations.

The city has just put out a cool infographic, mapping Fremont’s journey to sustainability back to mandatory recycling in 1995. Some of the highlights along the way include reducing solar fees (2006), a federal grant for LED lights (2009-2012), and the first EV rebate issued (2011).

It was released with a legislative event celebrating Fremont’s accomplishments in “Regional Transportation, Sustainability and Infrastructure.”

Fremont’s Warm Springs/South Fremont BART project is slated to create additional 12,000 new jobs and 3,000 new housing units in the next 26 years alone.


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is the President of Cortes Community Radio , CKTZ 89.5 FM, where he has hosted a half hour program since 2014, and editor of the the ECOreport, a website dedicated to exploring how our lifestyle choices and technologies affect the West Coast of North America. He writes for both writes for both Clean Technica and PlanetSave on Important Media. He is a research junkie who has written over 1,600 since he was first published in 1982. Roy lives on Cortes Island, BC, Canada.

  • Tom G.

    And Mac; imagine what could be accomplished if every city in America did this.

    All it would take is for us to set goals and objectives that lead us to “clean air to breath and water to drink.” Isn’t that basically what Fremont has done?

    Most Americans don’t understand the meaning of 400 ppm of CO2 on a mountaintop in Hawaii. To me the terms “Global Warming” and “Climate Change” are “Problem Statements” some set of goals and objectives to be achieved.

    People in America don’t respond well to problems. What the people will respond to are goals, objectives and things they feel empowered to do something about.

    O.K. getting down off my soap box now. Have a great day.

  • Mac


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