All SBPL locations will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

5/28-5/29: Central's Children's Library will be closed due to construction work.

5/21-7/14: Eastside Library will be closed due to construction work.

Central Library's Book Drops will reopen on June 10th. Please come inside or visit Montecito to return items.


Energy & Climate Division


The Energy & Climate Division is committed to reducing the City’s greenhouse gas emissions through innovative strategies in energy, materials management, transportation, land use, and water treatment. Along with reducing its carbon footprint, the City is working to build a resilient community that can survive and thrive in the face of a changing climate. 

We are acting locally to minimize impacts of climate change, while building a resilient and safe community for all. 


Together to Zero

The City has adopted an aspirational goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2035. This initiative is called Together to Zero, and revolves around all things climate, energy, and resiliency related. Learn more about how we can achieve this goal below. Together we can achieve net zero carbon emissions! 

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Take Action

Together to Zero can only be achieved if the whole community takes part. Here you can find actionable recommendations, strategies, and resources to help decarbonize your lifestyle.

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Leading the Way

The City is not starting from scratch on its quest for carbon neutrality. Many programs and projects are being implemented right now that set the Santa Barbara community up for success. Learn more here!

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The Path Forward

The City has a plan in moving Together to Zero and securing a sustainable future. In this section you'll find our Climate Action Plan update, and other plans and policies that provide the roadmap for a healthy and sustainable community.

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Electrification Resources

This page contains vetted resources to help decarbonize your lifestyle and save money while doing it.