Beacon Participant Profile

City of Palo Alto

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“Palo Alto has taken the lead in implementing environmentally sustainable policies at the local level. The city, adjacent to Stanford University, is moving forward to share its experiences with other cities around the world as part of an effort to address the environmental crisis of our time.” -Palo Alto Climate Protection Plan

Spotlight Awards

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Platinum Level

21% Community Reductions (2005-2012)

52% Agency Reductions

(2005-2012)

September 2013

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Platinum Level

60 Sustainability Activities

September 2013

About Palo Alto

  • Incorporated: April 16, 1894
  • Population: 64,403 (2010)
  • Location: 35 miles South of San Francisco and 14 miles North of San Jose
  • Elevation: 30 feet
  • Area: 25.79 square miles

Climate Action Activities

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Climate Action Resources

Video Clips

Palo Alto Council Member Sid Espinoza on the Beacon Award
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Spotlight on Land Use, Community Design, and Efficient Transportation

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Spotlight on Engaging the Public & Promoting Community Action
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Spotlight on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy & Green Building
City of Palo Alto

 

The Beacon Award program is sponsored by the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative. SEEC is an alliance between three statewide non-profit organizations and California’s four Investor-Owned Utilities funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Southern California Edison, under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission www.californiaseec.org

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