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.
Below are the Green Initiatives that have been implemented in the City of Los Altos:
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.