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City of Arvin

Beacon Participant Profile

The City of Arvin serves some of the poorest and most heavily polluted areas of Kern County.  The 2013 Climate Action Plan outlines some goals for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation to reach its emission reduction goals.  These include supplying 100% of Arvin local government energy demand via renewable sources, increasing the energy efficiency of municipal buildings and facilities, replacing existing street lighting with high-efficiency LEDs, increasing the fuel efficiency of the city’s vehicle and transit fleet, and increasing the percentage of employees commuting to work by means other than driving alone.

About Arvin

  • Incorporated: December 21, 1960
  • Population: 20,328 (2015)
  • Location: Kern County
  • Elevation: 449 feet
  • Area: 4.9 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Platinum Level, 20% (2019)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Gold Level (2020)
  • Silver Level (2019)

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