We support a sustainable, healthy, and safe Santa Barbara through reducing the City’s carbon footprint, managing energy and materials use, transitioning to renewable energy sources, and building local climate resilience.
This city-wide effort involves designing and implementing innovative policies, initiatives, and projects to address nearer-term sustainability strategies and longer-term resiliency and adaptation efforts. Through its sustainability initiatives, the City is working tirelessly to improve the quality of life and environment for all!
The City of Santa Barbara’s Sustainability and Resilience Department currently consists of the Energy & Climate Division and the Materials Management Division. These divisions are responsible for such things as energy efficiency and renewable energy, reducing City-wide greenhouse gas emissions, recycling, compost and keeping our City clean from litter and waste.
The Sustainability and Resilience Department programs:
Though the department currently focuses on energy, climate and materials management there are so many efforts around the City organization to improve sustainability and resilience. Here are just a few: