“I think any goal this community sets for itself, and is willing to work to accomplish, will be accomplished… whether in my time or another time. That’s the beauty of this city.” Ken Edwards, Former City Council Member and Mayor
About Santa Monica
Population: 90,377 (2011)
Location: A beachfront city in western Los Angeles County that is situated on Santa Monica Bay. It is surrounded on three sides by the city of Los Angeles — Pacific Palisades on the northwest, Brentwood on the north, West Los Angeles on the northeast, Mar Vista on the east, and Venice on the southeast
Promotes Sustainable Works, a non-profit environmental education organization and project of Community Partners whose mission is to foster a culture of sustainability in cities, colleges, and businesses.
Supports Energy Upgrade California. This state-wide program – launched in March, 2011, is offering homeowners up to $8,000 in rebates and incentives for permanent, single-family home energy improvements made by participating contractors
Enacted code 7.10.010 modifies the behavioral and structural causes of urban runoff pollution by reducing runoff volume and pollution from existing residential and non-residential properties and from future parcel developments
Enacted a retrofit upon sale ordinance that provides that no existing structure shall be sold or transferred unless all existing plumbing fixtures in the structure are retrofitted exclusively with water-conserving plumbing fixtures.
Offers homeowners up to $8,000 in rebates and incentives for permanent, single-family home energy improvements
Built the Civic Center Parking Structure that is LEED-Certified through the U.S. Green Building Council. The building features design strategies, materials, products, and construction practices that preserve natural resources, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste
Tree City USA Member
Partnering with GeoGreen Biofuels the City of Santa Monica has started a program that offers free grease and oil recycling to local restaurants
In an effort to help promote and implement recycling, reuse and composting practices, our the city has developed the guidelines to help make a Zero-Waste event
From trash to treasure. Find out how Santa Monica is changing the culture of its community with its zero waste strategies.
The City of Santa Monica prides itself of being an environmental leader. In 2014, the city adopted the waste diversion goal of 95 percent by 2030, which exceeds the state’s goal of 65 percent. Currently, the city diverts 77 percent of its waste from landfills.
The plan is for this 44-unit single-resident occupancy housing project to be 100% energy self-sufficient using a mix of green building and energy efficiency techniques and solar photovoltaic generation. Visit the website to learn more.