The City of Los Altos Environmental Commission has designed this site to inform and educate the community about local programs and initiatives that support the environment and to provide information about resources available throughout Santa Clara County and the Bay Area.
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Los Altos Climate Action Plan
The City is in the process of preparing a Qualified Climate Action Plan as required by State Assembly Bill 32 (Global Warming Solutions Act) that was adopted in 2006. To view all current documentation related to the City's Climate Action Plan, click here.
If you would like to learn more about Los Altos Climate Action Plan process, please contact Senior Planner Zachary Dahl with the Community Development Department at (650) 947-2750 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Climate Action Plan updates will be provided at each Environmental Commission meeting, which is held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Los Altos City Hall.
January 10, 2012: Policy to regulate plastic bags and expanded polystyrene (styrofoam).
Learn more about protecting our local watershed and creeks that povide our drinking water by regulations on plastic bags and styrofoam. Staff presentation made to the City Council on Jan. 10, 2012. Click here here
December 12, 2011: Increasing Watershed Awareness and Stewardship in Los Altos
Learn more about our local watershed, creeks, and drinking water from this presentation made to the Environmental Commission.
January 2011: Los Altos completes Community GHG Inventory:
Ever wonder just how "green" your city is? The Community Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory is a method that allows cities to consistently measure the amount of carbon they generate into the atmosphere, allowing comparisons from year to year and across cities. Click here for more information on the methodology and Los Altos’ results.