Green Initiatives

Green Initiatives

The Los Altos City Council has approved a number of Green Initiatives to put the City on a more sustainable path for the future. Additional factors influencing Green Initiatives in the City include regional and federal programs and initiatives which seek to ease negative environmental impacts.

Upcoming Community Meetings: Silicon Valley Community Choice Energy Partnership
The Silicon Valley Community Choice Energy Partnership (SVCCEP) has announced a series of community input meetings in October 2015 to introduce residents to the benefits of Community Choice Energy. For more information, click here.

Green Initiatives implemented in the City of Los Altos include:

Water Conservation
The City of Los Altos is responding to the historic drought conditions in California by practicing and encouraging water conservation.  

Los Altos Polystyrene Ban
Effective July 4, 2014, polystyrene foam container-ware and other products made from polystyrene will be prohibited from use in the City.

Los Altos Climate Action Plan
In support of State Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), the Global Warming Solutions Act, the Los Altos City Council has approved a Climate Action Plan, which will provide the City with a policy framework outlining how it will reduce GHG emission in the City.

Los Altos Reusable Bag Ordinance
Enacted in July 2013, retailers in Los Altos are prohibited from providing customers with single-use plastic carryout bags.