The Sac Metro Air District seeks to ensure fair treatment of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income, in the development of environmental policies and plans that affect the places people live, work, play and learn.
The Sac Metro Air District Board of Directors adopted an Environmental Justice (EJ) Policy in April 2006 and a corresponding Implementation Plan in July 2006. As of August 2008, implementation of the plan was complete.
Below are PDF versions of the EJ Policy and Implementation Plan as well as Public Participation Handbooks in both English and Spanish, which describe the most common functions of the Sac Metro Air District designed to help facilitate involvement by all communities within its jurisdiction.
The Sac Metro Air District Wood Stove / Fireplace Change Out Incentive Program: Requires that 50% of the funding must go to Environmental Justice areas.
View the Incentive Programs page for more information on these programs.
Urban Heat Project: Extreme heat, in terms of natural disasters, is the number one killer in the US and world. As in true in most places, heat burdens disproportionately
fall on poor and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other persons of
color) communities. A history of racially biased policies and funding
allocations leaves the region today with an uneven distribution of high-heat buildings and pavements and
shady trees canopies and parks. The Sac Metro Air District’s Urban Heat Report works to build
awareness of the communities suffering most from urban heat and analyzes a
variety of solutions that can cool the region. Empowering communities to guide
government heat planning is crucial as we work towards a healthier, more just