20%
DECREASE IN GREENHOUSE GAS
EMISSIONS SINCE 1990,
a 6% DECREASE SINCE PRIOR YEAR.
262
Businesses
participated in the Business Greening Program
since 2001.
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BIG BLUE BUS USES
RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS THAT EMITS
63%
less greenhouse gasses compared to less sustainable methods.
20%

Increase in urban
forest since 1990.

100%
100% of City Department's electricity is clean power, compared to traditional SCE power which resulted in a savings of $1,560,000.
1,500
RESIDENTS COMPLETING
community SUSTAINABILITY program
Water
Conservation
SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES GRANTS AND REBATES WERE ISSUED
8,431,427
GALLONS OF WATER SAVED
408
SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE
GRANTS AND REBATES
ISSUED
Reduced water
usage by
34%
at park and landscaped sites.
CITYWIDE WATER USE
WAS REDUCED BY
19.5%
from the City’s 2013 baseline.
Zero
Waste
Plans were implemented
for the Main Library and
Public Safety Facility, as well as for
282 special events.
76,721
Pounds
of hazardous waste material
collected from 1,485 households.
Water
Efficiency
Projects
1,910 water efficiency projects were completed resulting in 1,811 lifetime acre-foot savings, a 93% increase in savings.
Clothing and Shoe Collection
12.58 TONS
THE CITY'S EXPANDED ITS TEXTILE RECYCLING PROGRAM
TO INCLUDE THREE MULTI-FAMILY COMPLEXES
AND TWO BUSINESSES
577,496
Sq ft of turf were removed,
580% more than the prior year.
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5.1
Megawatt
Solar installed since 2001.
Food composting
Program
ALL RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS CAN DISPOSE OF THEIR FOOD WASTE SCRAPS AND SOILED PAPER IN THE GREENWASTE CONTAINER FOR COMPOSTING. 162 COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN FOOD WASTE RECYCLING, INCLUDING RESTAURANTS, FOOD STORES, HOTELS, ETC.
33
NEW COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS
ARE PARTICIPATING IN
FOOD WASTE RECYCLING.