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City of Santa Clarita

Beacon Participant Profile

“Protecting the environment is a high priority for the City of Santa Clarita. Our efforts began shortly after cityhood and have yielded tremendous results.” – Green Santa Clarita website

About Santa Clarita

  • Incorporated: 1987
  • Population: 177,045 (as of 2008)
  • Location: Northern Los Angeles County, just north of the San Fernando Valley, 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles
  • Elevation: 1,207 feet above sea level
  • Area: 56.8 square miles

Climate Action Activities

  • HEAL Cities  Campaign Participant
  • Climate Action Plan adopted August 2012
  • Community Energy Partnership member
  • Green Communities Challenge participant
  • Designated a Bicycle Friendly Community
  • Designated as a national Tree City USA for 18 years; tripled number of trees since cityhood
  • Introduced Pilot Food Waste Recycling Program in 2006

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Platinum Level 26% (2013)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Gold Level, 11% (2018)

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2016)
  • Gold Level (2013)

City of Santa Clarita Launches a New “Green” Website

Preserving the environment has been one of the City of Santa Clarita’s top priorities since incorporation in 1987. In July, 2009, Santa Clarita took another step toward establishing itself as a leader in sustainability by launching a new website.

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