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City of Menlo Park

Beacon Participant Profile

(The City) “will strive to the extent economically feasible to reduce global-warming pollution to a level equivalent to that designated by the Kyoto Protocol, which may involve taking actions in our own operations and community-wide, such as an Inventory of global-warming emissions in City operations and in the community, set reduction targets, and create an action plan.”- Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement

About Menlo Park

  • Incorporated: 1927
  • Population: 32,026 (as of 2010)
  • Location: Approximately 30 miles South of San Francisco in San Mateo County.
  • Area: 17.415 square miles

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Platinum Level, 20% (2015)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

  • Platinum Level, 27% (2015)

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Silver Level, 6% (2015)

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Gold Level (2015)

Conserve-a-Scape Program
A Good Looking Water Conservation Program

The City of Menlo Park launched the Conserve-A-Scape program in 2014 in an effort to help the city’s residents curb water use. The program provides cost-effective landscape design consulting services to Menlo Park Municipal Water District (MPMWD) customers participating in the City’s Lawn Be Gone turf replacement program.


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