Beacon Participant Profile

City of Ventura

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“In 2007, Ventura’s City Council adopted the Green Initiative. The Green Initiative is the first of many steps toward the City’s goal of becoming a national model for sustainability. Since its adoption, the City has completed a Green House Gas Inventory which was certified and registered by the California Climate Action Registry, as well as joined the Sierra Club Cool Cities Program and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability.” -City of Ventura Website

Spotlight Awards

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Silver Level

11% Agency Electricity Savings (2004-2012)

September 2013

About Ventura

  • Incorporated: 1866
  • Population: 109,916 (2000)
  • Location: Northwest of Los Angeles between Malibu and Santa Barbara in Ventura County
  • Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 98 feet
  • Area: 32.7 square miles

Climate Action Activities

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Climate Action Resources

Video Clips

City of Ventura Council Member Morehouse on the Beacon Award
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Sustainability in the City of Ventura
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Ventura’s Environment – Winners of the Environmental Excellence Award

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Ventura’s Environment – Home Green Home: Rain Water
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City of Ventura’s Public Works Department’s sustainable recent sustainability accomplishments
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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