To address the threat of global warming on a more regional level, the counties of Riverside and San Bernardino have developed the "Green Valley initiative (GVI). The GVI mission statement is to "Transform Riverside and San Bernardino counties into a region that integrates people and businesses with natural resources to create new jobs, greater opportunities and higher quality-of-life."
Green Valley Cities pledge to address five or more policy areas that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cities have complete discretion over which policies they choose to adopt. GVI recognizes that each city is unique and a one-size-fits-all approach is counteractive to the overall goal of sustainable economic and community development.
San Bernardino County cities that have joined GVI include Adelanto, Chino, Fontana, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Redlands, the Town of Yucca Valley, and Yucaipa. Other participants include Cucamonga Valley Water District, the Western Riverside Council of Governments, the Eastern and Western Municipal Water Districts, the Cherry Valley Water District, the March Air Force Base JPA, the County of Riverside, Beaumont, Coachella, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Riverside.
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