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City of Colton

Beacon Participant Profile

About Colton

  • Incorporated: 1887
  • Population: 52,154 (2010)
  • Location: located in San Bernardino County
  • Area: 16.04 square miles
  • Elevation: 1,004 feet

Climate Action Activities

The City of Colton has a number of current initiatives that promote actions that help to limit and reduce GHG emissions:

  • Electric vehicle and alternative fuel purchasing for fleet
  • City facility electric vehicle infrastructure investment
  • City facility energy efficiency retrofit initiative
  • Modified work week schedule for city staff (4/10)
  • Adopted an administrative procurement policy to purchase recycled products on January 25, 1994
  • Adopted the CALGreen Building Code on January 1, 2014
  • Adopted the Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance November 11, 2014
  • Urban Forestry Management Plan- plant trees to get the Urban Forest from 7% to 30% in the City of Colton
  • Active Transportation plan- Develop bike lanes and safe routes to schools
  • Zero emission park equipment

Climate Action Resources


Beacon Award

Agency Energy Savings

  • Silver Level, 8% (2018)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Gold Level (2019)

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