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City of Ventura

Beacon Participant Profile

“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

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

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Gold Level, 11% (2013)
  • Silver Level, 8% (2016)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Silver Level, 5% (2018)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Silver Level, 8% (2020)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Platinum Level (2016)
Choices and Transformations

Choices and Transformations
Video by FWFocus, May 2010

Choices and Transformations  a video which explores the City of Ventura’s vision for a more walkable and people-centered community.  Interviews Ventura council members and former mayor.

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