Sustainable Community Program

Leaving a legacy of a city worthy of affection for many generations to come.

As part of the City's ongoing efforts to implement the Climate Action Plan goals set in 2015, the Environmental Services Department has taken a leadership role to advance policies and practices that support a more sustainable future. By working in concert with City departments and the community, we are leaving a legacy of a city worthy of affection for many generations to come. This department plays a lead role in in many actions and goals adopted in the Climate Action Plan (formerly Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan). Actions include:

  • Increase use of renewable energy to achieve 100% citywide in 2035;
  • Present to City Council a Residential Energy Conservation and Disclosure Ordinance and a Municipal Energy Strategy and Implementation Plan;
  • Supporting Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing to facilitate residential and commercial property upgrades;
  • Expanding Green Business program to increase energy efficiency education and resources to businesses within City of San Diego;
  • Providing weatherization and other energy efficiency upgrades for low and moderate income households through Community Development Block Grant funding; and
  • San Diego’s “Smart” Adaptive Control Street lighting retrofit plan will install between 13,000 and 15,000 energy efficient and smart streetlights.
For more information about sustainability efforts citywide, please visit the City's sustainability webpage at www.sandiego.gov/sustainability.
 
Please see information below about other related programs.

Live

Recognizing, acknowledging and modifying YOUR actions to live more sustainably.

Connect

Companies and organization connect to make sustainable choices.

Respect

The City's commitment to respect the environment.

Inspire

Programs to inspire and educate us.

Facts

Sustainability facts, frequently asked questions, and City of San Diego links.